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Building Designer Updates – December 8, 2014.

AIBD member, author featured in book fair this Sunday.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, from 12 noon until 4 pm, there will be a unique book fair, Locally Grown Words Holiday Book Fair, sponsored by BookMark-It, a new local bookstore featuring local Central Florida authors. More than 45 local writers and artists will be participating, offering a wide range of reading topics. AIBD Retired member, Steve Shard, AIBD, will be there with his book, Practical Home Planning for the Twenty First Century.

East End Market : 3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803


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AIBD Washington elects officers and board members.

Jeff Eberle

Washington Society President, Jeff Eberle, AIBD

The Washington State Society re-elected Jeff Eberle as President for the 2015-2016 term Saturday, November 1st, at their Fall conference .  Karl Koning was re-elected to the Vice President position and Joel Parker re-elected as Secretary.  Steven Moe is the society’s newly elected Treasurer.

Also elected to the Board of Directors was:  Matthew Brewster, Steven Ehrlich, Joseph Herr, Thomas Hagge and Brenda Johnson.

Congratulations to all of you and thanks for your service to the Institute!


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New Georgia Code and amendments effective January 1.

There is one new mandatory Georgia State Minimum Standard Code and two new permissive Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes that will become effective on January 1, 2015. Georgia State Amendments to the newly adopted and currently adopted State Minimum Standard Codes have been posted to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ website.

The following are the newly adopted Georgia Codes:

Mandatory: National Electrical Code, 2014 Edition (w/ no GA Amendments)
Permissive: International Property Maintenance Code, 2012 Edition (w/ GA Amendments) & International Existing Building Code, 2012 edition (w/ GA Amendments)

The below currently adopted Georgia Codes have new GA Amendments:

  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • Georgia Residential Prescriptive Deck Detail

The new Georgia Codes and Amendments become effective on January 1, 2015. Please click on the below link to access the Georgia Amendments to the above listed codes: http://www.dca.state.ga.us/development/constructioncodes/programs/codeAmendments.asp

If you have further questions feel free to contact the Department of Community Affairs Office of Construction Codes and Industrialized Buildings at 404-679-3118 or by email at constructioncodes@dca.ga.gov.


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Hotel registration is open for AIBD Mid-year Meeting.

The next meeting of the House of Delegates is scheduled to be held January 23, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

A limited number of sleeping rooms have been reserved. Rates are $65/night Sun. – Thur. and $105 Fri/Sat. In addition, the hotel has agreed to waive the resort fee (which means free WIFI and airport shuttle)! Reservations must be made by January 1, 2015 to receive the discounts.

Call to reserve a room: 866-791-7626 and reference the “AIBD Mid-year Meeting” or use the group code “AIB0122” to receive the discounted room rate, free airport shuttle and waived resort fees.

If you are able to attend the Mid-year Meeting, take a few seconds and RSVP now:  www.AIBDmember.org/midyear.

The fine print:

The HOTEL requires a first night’s deposit of room and tax, per room, to guarantee individual reservations and the credit card will be charged.  The HOTEL accepts all major credit cards for the deposit and the credit card will be charged for the stipulated room and tax.  Guaranteed reservations will be held until 6:00 AM on the following date.

Individual cancellations inside 72 hours of arrival shall forfeit any room deposit (if applicable), or be billed for one night’s room and tax.  In addition, one night’s room and tax will be billed for any guest who fails to check-in on the scheduled arrival date.  Any remaining nights of a “no-show” reservation will be canceled, and all deposits forfeited.


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Corporate member offers intermediate architectural design software classes this week.

The SoftPlan Intermediate Class will be held December 9 – 12; classes meet from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST. (6.0 AIBD Primary CE credits)

SoftPlan’s Intermediate Class will teach you the advanced skills you need to create complete custom house plans. You’ll learn how to draw a complete house plan in 2D and 3D and how to generate elevations and sections, all from the convenience of your own office. You’ll also be able to ask the instructor questions and interact with the class. Each class is $195.00 per person. See a full itinerary and visit our website for more class offerings. Classes fill up fast, register today.

Phone 800-248-0164 or email sales@softplan.com


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NCBDC Marketing Color smallRegistration for January CPBD tests still open.

The next Certified Professional Building Designer exam event is scheduled for Houston, TX on January 16 & 17, 2015. For more information, contact Steve Mickley by writing steve.mickley@aibd.org or calling 1-800-366-2423 x1105.

CLICK HERE to download a registration form.

Registration requires pre-approval by the NCBDC Board of Examiners. To apply to become certified, download the NCBDC Candidate Handbook.


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Two Certified Vinyl Siding webinars offered this week.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Engineered Enhanced Beauty

Vinyl siding has always been highly regarded for its durability, low maintenance, and value, but its improved aesthetic qualities and unmatched selection of profiles, shapes, textures, and colors, vinyl siding can play a beautiful role in a home’s exterior design — and will keep looking great year after year.

In this presentation, you will learn how vinyl and other polymeric siding can bring a variety of neighborhood visions to life, whether you’re designing, building or remodeling entry-level through luxury homes; recreating designs inspired by Colonial, Romantic, Victorian, and Craftsman architecture; or blending distinctive homes, shops, and other mixed-use buildings in a contemporary, new way.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Engineered Enhanced Beauty is presented by Fernando Pagés Ruiz, a builder, developer and writer who specializes in residential construction and remodeling of affordable homes.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Engineered Enhanced Beauty is offered on these dates:

Certified Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green

True sustainability of buildings requires a thorough understanding of the impacts of products and materials, not simply choosing a natural material, or the one with high recycled content. That’s why it’s important to use life cycle thinking as we design and renovate buildings.  Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method for identifying the environmental impacts of a product, process or activity over its entire lifespan. It allows us to identify the most environmentally sound products such as vinyl siding, rather than relying on recycled content, renewable materials, and other single-issue measures.

In this presentation, you will learn the basics and value of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Product Category Rules (PCRs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs); discuss the life cycle tools used to compare building products, understand the environmental impacts of vinyl siding, fiber cement and other siding products, and understand how LCA contributes to green building codes and standards.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green is presented by Tad Radzinski, PE, LEED AP, SFP, and president of Sustainable Solutions Corporation.

Certified Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green is offered on these dates:


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More events ahead.

Looking into 2015…

  • January 1 & 2 – AIBD & NCBDC offices are closed.
  • January 16-17 – NCBDC Certified Professional Building Designer exam event, Houston, TX
  • January 20-22 – International Building Show, Las Vegas, NV (Visit AIBD’s booth in the Grand Lobby)
  • January 23 – AIBD House of Delegates Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
  • March 6-8, 2015 – AIBD North Carolina/South Carolina Annual Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • March 25-27, 2015 – AIBD California Annual Conference, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
  • August 3 – 6, 2015 – AIBD National Convention and Interactive Conference on Residential Design, Providence, RI

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Member renewal