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July 17, 2017. What’s happening @AIBD_National?


Announcements


Last chance to get in the AIBD hotel block.

This year, the AIBD Summer Conference will be in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 10th and 11th. The event will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on both days.

A group rate has been arranged with the hotel. The group rate will end on July 18, 2017 (that’s tomorrow!) or when the room block fills up, whichever comes first. Visit the http://www.AIBD.org/summer-conference page to reserve your room.

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AIBD launches new industry e-newspaper.

Want to know what’s going on in your industry but don’t have time to surf the web, follow Twitter, or sift through the useless posts on Facebook? Now you can. We’ll filter out the senseless stuff and deliver relevant industry news, trends and ideas directly to your inbox every weekday. Subscribe today for FREE.

The #HomeDESIGN Professional Daily is a content curation subscription that turns socially shared industry news into a useful online newspaper. Last week’s editions included the world’s first smart streets, a 3D printed office of the future, how small firms keep up, and more. The paper is organized in sections – Science, Business, Technology, Environment, plus daily sections. There are instructional videos, interviews and inspirational photographs.

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Vote on this year’s American Residential Design Awards Global Choice award!

It’s that time of year where we prepare for the AIBD Summer Conference (more on that below), which means we’re also preparing for the American Residential Design Awards (ARDA).

Last week we opened up voting for the Global Choice award.

The best part about the Global Choice award is that anyone can vote from anywhere in the world! You don’t have to know anything about design, you don’t have to sign up for an account anywhere, and of course it costs absolutely nothing. There’s no reason not to head over there right now and vote for your favorite!

Click here to view this year’s Global Choice entries.

Voting ends on July 24th and the winners will be announced at the AIBD Awards Gala on August 11th at the Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.

The American Residential Design Awards is sponsored by Portfolio Home Plans, an online home plan resource developed for builders by designers. They offer thousands of high-quality home plans in an easy-to-use web portal that gives you and your customers access to conceptual plans, home plans with full construction documents all without leaving your website.

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Events


The AIBD Susquehanna Valley Chapter will be having a meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Topics of discussion will include: member benefits, interests in subjects for upcoming speakers, potential day trips, and anything that members want to bring to the table.

If you have ideas for discussion, but don’t feel comfortable bringing them up, please email them to Larry Stauffer (email below) and he will include them.

This meeting will be a members only event.

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AIBD Metro Denver Colorado Chapter Meeting Friday, July 21st, 2017.

Denver Vinyl and Insulated Glass Manufacturing Tour – 1 LU/HSW

Learn how vinyl windows and doors are manufactured and understand how insulated glass units are manufactured and contribute to energy efficiency.

This CEU will be taught by Erin Johnson, Milgard Arch Rep.

As an Architectural Reprehensive, Erin consults with architects, contractors, and engineers on window and door specifications and solutions for all phases of projects.

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Registration now open for AIBD Summer Conference in Atlanta!

Summer is coming quickly, which means the AIBD Summer Conference, and American Residential Design Awards gala dinner, will be here before you know it.

This year, the conference will be in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 10th and 11th. The event will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on both days. July 18th is the deadline to reserve your hotel room.

Friday evening, August 11th, will be The American Residential Design Awards gala dinner at the Academy of Medicine.

Make sure you download the free AIBD smartphone app, available on both the Google Play store and the iOS App store.

For more information about this conference and to register, check out the AIBD website.

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AIBD’s 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members.

There will be a meeting of the Members of the American Institute of Building Design on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.

A group rate has been arranged with the hotel. The group rate will end on July 18, 2017 (that’s tomorrow!) or when the room block fills up, whichever comes first. Visit the http://www.AIBD.org/summer-conference page to reserve your room.

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Training


The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Email Marketing for Building Designers

Email marketing is, in the most basic definition, using email to generate revenue.

Despite the fact that we all get way too many emails every day, it’s still the best way to reach your customers.

You can use it to build trust and authority while warming up your customers to purchase your services (or products, if you’re selling plans on your website).

Learn more about email marketing for building designers by signing up for the free email course:

Free Email Marketing for Building Designers Email Course

You'll also receive our latest content by email.

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Upcoming Cadsoft events for the month of July, 2017:

Webinar: Dimensions and Text

Learn how to use various dimension and text tools to enhance your documents. Learn how the default dimensions can be customized and changed to suit your work.

When: July 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Click here to get registered.


Webinar: Schedules

Envisioneer has the ability to create various types of schedules. Learn how to create, customize and insert a variety of schedules.

When: July 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Click here to get registered.


Dallas Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.

August 1, Dallas, TX.

Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before Sunbelt Builders Show. Register here.

Nashville Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.

October 24, Nashville,TN.

Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before the Remodeling Show. Register here.

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SoftPlan online training for 2017

2017 SoftPlan Training Dates

  • August 15th – 18th – Quick Start Class
  • August 22nd – 25th – Intermediate
  • September 12th – 15th – SoftList
  • September 19th – 22nd – 3D Modeling
  • October 3rd – 6th – Roof
  • October 17th – 20th – Quick Start Class
  • October 24th – 27th – Intermediate
  • November 7th – 10th – SoftList
  • December 5th – 8th – Quick Start
  • December 12th – 15th – Intermediate

Click here to get signed up for any of theses live online trainings.

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Upcoming FREE GreenHome Institute events and training!

Join the GreenHome Institute for a nearly month-long tour of Green Built residential projects throughout the Midwest. They’ll take you behind the scenes, and sometimes behind the drywall, to meet the homeowners, builders, designers, raters and project teams who are committed to making better green certified homes happen.

Register now to get notified of tour times and the Facebook Live videos. Tour times may change, so notices will be sent out to all registrants.

Any other updates will be reflected in future MondayMINUTE posts.

Here is the tentative schedule:

  • 7/21
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUS)

    • AIA(HSW)
    • NARI Green
    • Certified Green Professional (CGP)
    • AIBD
    • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
    • May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license

    National Association of Realtor’s 2017 Sustainability Report Recap – How to Sell Green – Free CEU Webinar

    Recent research points to continuous shifts in market interest as it relates to sustainability. This webinar highlights the REALTORS and Sustainability 2017 Report that points to market opportunities for a variety of industry professionals.

    You’ll learn …

    • Why consumers want products and systems that make for a comfortable living space but also reduce energy costs.
    • How to communicate and explain the benefits to buyers (e.g., cost savings, comfort, walkability).
    • How to harness existing resources to show the growing demand for eco-friendly homes, products and systems.
    • And more!

    When: October 4, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
    Where: Online
    Cost: Free

    Click here to get registered.

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    Miscellaneous


    Welcome new AIBD members!

    Please help us welcome those who joined or rejoined AIBD this past week.

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    We are pleased you have chosen AIBD as a resource for professional and personal growth. Membership provides technical information, advocacy, professional networking opportunities, as well as participate in programming sessions offered at various conferences throughout the year. All designed to help advance your career.

    Visit “SearchHomeDesigners.com” to reach out and exchange information with other professionals in the building designer industry supporting the AIBD mission.

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    Robots can now tell you where your packages are, thanks to UPS.

    Doing some shipping? Now you don’t even need a tracking number. Ask the UPS Chatbot!

    Plus, put the power of expert shipping to work for you. Visit www.savewithups.com/aibd for special member rates.

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    Tired businessmanHumor for your Monday!

    Released from Corinthian Capitol Records…
    Performed by the AIBD Sound Machine…
    A 5 quarter cd set…

    “Fenestrations of Love”

    Including…

    Smooth OperatorS – Sade
    DOORstop til you get enough – Michael Jackson
    Rikki don’t USE that LUMBER – Steely Dan
    No MULL Mr. Nice Guy – Alice Cooper
    The first time ever I saw your FACIA – Robert Flacks
    Haven’t got time for the PANE – Carley Simon
    Forever HUNG – Rod Stewart
    CAULK this way – Aero smith
    I’ll get by with a LINTEL help from my friends – The Beatles
    Good bye DORMER Jean – Elton John
    ORIEL Como Va – Santana
    Nights in White CLADDING – Moody Blues
    BEAD it – Michael Jackson
    Colors of the Wind-OW – Vanessa Williams
    Low E, Low E – Richard Berry

    And for the country fans:
    Dixieland SIdelight – Alabama
    And…
    She thinks my TRANSOM’S sexy – Kenny Chesney

     

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    Follow the new AIBD Facebook Page!

    We’ve built a new AIBD Facebook page, which is now live.

    We have closed our AIBD Facebook group, so make sure you’re following the official page.

    Click here to go to the page now.

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