Category Archives: 12 / December – 2013

December 9, 2013. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

Digital Interiors 1…Join a live webinar on Wednesday.

December 11th at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

Home Electronics should integrate seamlessly into a home’s design. This course reviews the three-pronged approach to hiding technology – advance planning, design philosophy and product selection – which are available for minimizing the visual impact of electronics without compromising performance. This course speaks to innovative and creative ways to lessen the visual impact of electronics. Also gain an understanding of how to properly engage a trained electronic system contractor (ESC) in your next project.

This presentation is hosted by the American Institute of Building Design and presented by Digital Interiors, a member of an AIBD strategic partner organization – CEDIA. Attendance is FREE for AIBD members and guests. However, registration is still required.

For more information and to register: CLICK HERE.

…Applications being accepted for AIBD Central District Director.

The American Institute of Building Design is pleased to announce the call for nominations to fill an open position on the 2013/2014 Board of Directors. Our current Central District Director has resigned and a special election at the AIBD Mid-year Meeting in Las Vegas on February 7, 2014, will be held to fill the remaining six months of the term (until July 28, 2014).

This is your chance to be a part of the exciting changes and growth of your organization. All goals oriented, self-starting, and organized Certified Professional and Professional members located in the Central District may apply.

Board service is extremely important. As a Board member, you will be expected to participate in at least one Board Meeting conference call each month, two face to face meetings each year and to either lead or work on committees and task forces that meet via conference.

Download a more detailed “Call for Board Members” document:

Download a description of the Central District Director

Download the application form: (disregard the deadline, this is a special election to fill a vacant position, please apply immediately)

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…AIBD’s Mid-year Meeting schedule announced.

During a meeting last Wednesday, the AIBD Board of Directors announced the 2014 AIBD Mid-year Meeting location and schedule. The event begins with a Board meeting first thing Thursday morning, February 6, 2014 and is scheduled to close mid-afternoon the next day, February 7th. Except for the announcement of the BALA/AIBD live design competition winner, all the meetings are to be held at the Las Vegas Marriott, just a cross the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center where the International Building Show will be taking place.

To view the full meeting notice:

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AIBD_Convention_iCORD Logo…2017 AIBD Convention location survey closes Sunday.

The AIBD Convention Site Selection Subcommittee would like your help rating the eight cities they have chosen as possible host cities for the 2017 AIBD Annual Convention and ICORD (the educational portion of the event). The conference moves to various regions throughout North America each year. In 2014 the event will be held in Columbus, OH ( In 2015, AIBD will be in Providence, RI and in 2016 the House of Delegates have chosen Vancouver, BC. In 2017 the South Central U.S. region has been chosen. Before submitting your rankings, click the links below to view information on each city. To view an AIRFARE COMPARISON matrix, visit

As a result of your evaluation, the top three rated cities in the 2017 survey will be considered by the House of Delegates in February, 2014. Any AIBD Societies wishing to have the Delegates consider a city not on this list may contact the Subcommittee by writing by December 31, 2013.

To access the 2017 AIBD convention survey, CLICK HERE.

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…Register for a live design competition @IBS

The Best in American Living Awards is expanding and becoming involved in local communities through a live design competition that is conducted at the International Builders’ Show. Builders, Remodelers, Architects and Designers were encouraged to participate and give back to the community through good design. IBS attendees got to watch as the design process unfolded in front of their eyes on the exhibit floor as well as observe the design teams present their work to a panel of judges.

In 2013, the NAHB Design Committee partnered with the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and Operation Finally Home to put on the live design competition. The competition focused on designing a home for one of America’s wounded veterans returning from war. Working with set parameters, such as lot size, square footage, energy efficiency, accessibility and style, design teams had nine hours to complete their designs.

For more information, to review the rules and to register your team, CLICK HERE.

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Cliff Scott, President (left), Peter Cipes, Vice President and Brian Rogers, Secretary Treasurer (right)

…AIBD Oregon names 2014 Executive Committee

At a general membership meeting this past Friday in Portland, the Oregon Society reelected Cliff Scott as President and Brian Rogers as Secretary Treasurer and welcomed Peter Cipes as Vice President. Following the meeting, the group then entered into Open Space discussions throughout the afternoon and into the evening were they concluded with action items for kicking off 2014.

…More events ahead.

    • December 5 – AIBD Northeast Quarterly Meeting
    • December 6 – AIBD Oregon Luncheon & Idea Swap, Portland, OR (REGISTER for FREE)
    • December 6 – AIBD Florida Organizational Meeting, Apopka, FL
    • December 6 & 7 – NCBDC Exam in Portland, OR (Registration is closed)
    • December 11 – Norbord/Woodworks webcast: Glued Laminated Timer – An Innovative and Versatile EWP. CLICK HERE
    • (2014) January 23-24 – NCBDC Exam in Des Moines, IA (Register by December 13, 2013)
  • (2014) February 6 & 7 – AIBD National Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
  • (2014) July 29 – August 1 – AIBD National Convention & International Conference on Residential Design, Columbus, OH (Tentative)AIBD National Convention
    • (2014) August 2 – AIBD National Volunteer Day – Build furniture at the FurnitureBank in Columbus, OH.

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Member renewal