Category Archives: 02 / February – 2013

February 25, 2013. What’s Happening @AIBD_National?


…A SoftPlan CAD demonstration.

Attend the first in a series of Syndesis events featuring different Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software developers.  Syndesis is a monthly online round-table program usually reserved for CA Members only. This month everyone is invited. (based link availability)

Join the discussion lead by SoftPlan’s Jim Henderson on Thursday, February 28th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. PST (Add to Calendar). Registration is FREE and is required (a personal website link will be provided). Space is limited to 25 attendees!!!

Register Now!

SYNDESIS is hosted by Professional Member Mike Roeder and Certified Member Caroline Veerman. Contact them by writing:

…An annual first weekend in March super-event.

Friday and Saturday is a perfect opportunity to have an open discussion with others your industry. Starting with a discussion lead by AIBD Eastern District Director and Certified Member Kevin Holdridge, the NC&SC Annual Conference will feature over 9-hours of open dialog between designers, manufactures and business people.

Starting with a session titled, The 2013 Housing Industry – Welcome to the New Normal, Kevin will harvest relevant topics from the audience. “If something someone wants to talk about isn’t discussed, it’s because they didn’t bring it up.” says AIBD Internal VP and Certified Member David Pillsbury. David is traveling from Florida to serve as Kevin’s co-facilitator. Out of the opening plenary discussion, 18 to 24 break-out sessions will be scheduled and directed by those in attendance.

CLICK HERE for more info.


…Help build the AIBD YouTube channel.

More and more, video is becoming a staple of daily life. It is how individuals get their news, interact with loved ones, and learn valuable information both in the classroom and out. The AIBD is looking to build out its video resources and will be bringing you new content throughout 2013. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel – Creating Where People Live.  And send any video you have of your design solutions in action to AIBD by using the “Drop Box” at

…More events ahead.

March 1 & 2  – NC & SC AIBD Annual Spring Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC

March 7-9 – AIBD California Annual Conference, Ventura, CA

March 15 & 16 – NCBDC Exam in Clearwater, FL

April 25 & 26 – NCBDC Exam in Hartford, CT

May 3 – AIBD Washington’s Spring Conference, Kent, WA

May 6 & 7 – NCBDC Exam in Atlanta, GA

June 5 & 6 – NCBDC Exam in San Antonio, TX

July 13 & 14 – NCBDC Exam in Pasadena, CA

July 15-18 – AIBD National Convention, Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA