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February 22, 2016. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

AIBD launches new online magazine!

AIBDmagazineThe Institute pleased to announce the new AIBD Magazine. This national online magazine will serve the organization as a tool to communicate to our members the latest news of AIBD. It will also act as a conduit in promoting our organization to other professional organizations and to our communities.

This first issue is filled with exciting contents including the 2015 winners of the ARDA, a report on the 2015 national conference by content editor Bernie Kern and a feature article introducing the officers and staff of the national AIBD.

The magazine is a vision of first year board member, Yu-Ngok Lo, who volunteered last year to be the magazine’s managing editor while also building and serving as the president of the AIBD, Los Angeles Chapter.  “Our goal is to create an interactive online magazine, which offers a platform for our members to showcase their projects and share opinions.” says Yu-Ngok. In addition to his volunteer duties with AIBD, Yu-Ngok  is an Architect in Southern California and China.

AIBD is currently looking for members to contribute articles and projects to be featured in the upcoming quarterly issues. Please feel free to contact Steve Mickley, our Exective Director at info@aibd.org.

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A quick start BIM seminar and more – Next week at the AIBD Spring Conference!

In an effort to help minimize the barrier of entry for North American home designers and builders migrating from CAD to Building Information Modeling (BIM) (in this case, the Autodesk Revit Platform), CG Visions has developed a robust collection of residential specific content, permit worthy, presentation templates, sample projects and workflows to help them hit the ground running, and it doesn’t stop there. Learn more about what CG Visions is doing for clients today as CG Visions shares what they’ve learned to be the best practice for deploying and leveraging BIM in the residential space.

Plus an additional 7-hours of more residential building and design education!

For more information visit: www.AIBD.org/SpringConference.

  • Dates: March 4 & 5, 2016
  • Location: Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 North Ocean Boulevard · North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582. Toll Free: 800-438-9590

The AIBD hotel room block has closed, but the hotel is still accepting reservations at the discounted rate as long as rooms are available!

  • $89/night – Standard room with ocean view.
  • $94/night – Standard room ocean front.
  • $99/night – Suite ocean front.
  • 11.5% tax plus $10.70 resort fee (pays for in-room WIFI, exercise room, parking. etc.)

CLICK HERE to visit the hotel’s website.

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Life in 3-D: Dream, Design, Do – A Forest Oaks Elementary School project.

Students at Forrest Oaks Elementary School in Chelsea, Alabama are using SketchUp and 3D printers to design clubhouses, learning the basics of the residential design profession along the way.

5th graders using Sketchup to complete a school project. Photo provided by Forest Oaks Elementary School.

5th graders using Sketchup to complete a school project. Photo provided by Forest Oaks Elementary School.

When asked about the project, teacher Jo Beth Robbins said “Teams of students will work together to create their own unique clubhouse design using SketchUp. They will consider client needs; environmental impact; balance of form and function; and incorporate creativity in their design. Once their 3-D designs have been created virtually, they will have the opportunity to print their designs on a 3-D printer.” In other words, they will become residential designers.

Further, the students will evaluated “by architects, engineers, designers and builders from the community”, much the same as a residential designer might.

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AIBD Professional member Tim Roney, CPBD with his granddaughter Anna Reed.

AIBD learned about this school’s wonderful curriculum from Tim Roney, longtime AIBD member and Certified Professional Building Designer. His granddaughter Anna Reed, is participating in the project, and he is very excited for her to learn “more about the business her grandfather and uncle are in.” Sean Roney, Tim’s son and Anna’s uncle, is also an AIBD Member. “Hey, maybe she will be able to teach Sean and me a thing or two,” Tim joked.

AIBD is looking forward to seeing how many future designers come out of Forrest Oaks Elementary, and to seeing what the next generation of designers comes up with.

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AIBD members from 3 states collaborate on new design.

by: Bernie Kern, CPBD

New Apostolic Church Fellowship

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The New Apostolic Church in Arvada, Colorado is now under construction thanks to the collaborative efforts of three AIBD members from three different states.

New Apostolic Church Front

The existing building as it sits today.

 

AIBD member Steve Marchincin of SDM Management Group in Jamestown, New York headed up a design team consisting of AIBD members Robert Maixner of RJM Architect from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (originally from Colorado) and AIBD member Bernie Kern of BBKern DESIGNS from Colorado Springs, CO.

New Apostolic Church Fellowship

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The three collaborated on a design for the New Apostolic Church, a 10,000 square foot building re-use project. The vacant building originally used for retail warehouse was redesigned to provide a new full use assembly building for the New Apostolic Church. The designs included architectural details of the church auditorium, gathering and fellowship, an alter platform, complete ADA restrooms, a catered kitchen, and classrooms. The drawings also provided complete electrical, mechanical, and plumbing designs. A complete code analysis, change of occupancy and the city fire department was needed for the reuse project.

The project has successfully been approved by the City of Arvada, Colorado a suburb of the Denver area.

This project is a testament to AIBD members and the potential for the Institute to work together to help in “Creating Where People Live”, or in this case, where people worship.

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Central Florida dinner* and seminar, Tuesday.

Video PresentationTomorrow night will be the AIBD Central Florida Chapter’s exceptional presentation and CE class by Residential Elevators! Scott Whiteway has a great lineup of material for residential design and build professionals to gain ground on the design of the elevator cab itself, as well as what to include in your plan set specifications.

* Heavy hor d’oeuvres will be served.

CLICK HERE for the meeting brochure.

  • Where: GOBA Headquarters, 1953 Clayton Heritage Way, Maitland, FL 32751
  • When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the seminar is 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free (sponsored by Residential Elevators)
  • R.S.V.P: Joe Sirilla – joe.sirilla@gokeesee.com or 407-480-8627

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Low Country RIPPLE luncheon, Wednesday.

If you’re in a jurisdiction impacted by R501.3 of the 2012 IRC, BlueLinx offers a simple engineered solution to the restrictions imposed by code. Join the AIBD, Low Country Chapter (Southeastern South Carolina) and learn how BlueLinx advanced framing lumber can help you design better and stronger homes.

CLICK HERE to download a meeting brochure

  • Where: Panini’s on the Waterfront, 926 Bay Street, Downtown Beaufort, SC
  • When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
  • Time: 11:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 donation
  • R.S.V.P: Paul Cole, pcole@ColeDesignStudio.biz or 843-525-1727

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Learn how “The Energy Code Works”, Thursday in New England.

The AIBD, Portsmouth Chapter is hosting an overview of the various Energy Codes being used in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts by Stephen Carr, Regional Building Science Manager for TopBuild Home Services. They will discuss How the Energy Code Works along with scientific insights on issues such as moisture, air barriers, materials, and strategies to meet the Energy Code. They’ll finish the seminar with a Question & Answer session to help designers solve the problems they see in the field.

Stephen Carr conducts Building Science and Energy Code training to businesses and construction-related professionals throughout the country. His experience includes HERS rating and home performance testing, weatherization programs, and BPI and RESNET training.

CLICK HERE to download a meeting brochure

  • Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Location: Pella Window and Door Showroom, 25 Fox Run Road Suite 2, Newington, NH
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • RSVP: Kathryn Joiner, kjoiner@megalink.net or 207-783-7021

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Paperless plan submittal, HERS and HVAC duct design training, Thursday in California.

Everyone is welcome at the Monterey, CA Chapter lunch meeting. Please feel free to bring a friend.

Jim Blomquist from A Plus Green Energy Services will discuss energy, HERS, Cal Green, HVAC duct design.

Richard Emigh will then report on the County of Santa Cruz paperless plan submittal process.

  • Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
  • Time: 11:45 a.m. to ?
  • Semiar Topic: BLUELINX Advanced Framing Lumber and how it can help you
  • Location: Severano’s in Aptos, 7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos, CA 95003
  • RSVP: Patti Van Guilder, designer@wbprints

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Ask the Expert™ seminar tours Michigan, next week.

Attention design professionals! You can earn continuing education credits by attending this seminar. Help maintain your professional credentials while learning valuable information about attic ventilation that will help you in your work.

This is not a sales presentation, it is a technical seminar – We are committed to helping roofing professionals like yourself improve their understanding of how to specify and install an effective attic ventilation system — whether you use our products or those of our competitors.

Attend and Air Vent, Inc. promises you’ll leave with at least one tip you can use immediately and you’ll enjoy a FREE meal, too!

CLICK HERE to view the 24 city 2016 schedule and to register for a seminar near you.

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Member renewal