Category Archives: 01 / January – 2014

February 3, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_National

FT@2 Logo SMALLJoin us for the First Tuesday @ 2:00.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 300 PM EST

CLICK HERE to register.

Join us for the First Tuesday @ 2:00 (p.m. ET) and learn more about window and door ratings, how they are rated, how to determine what rating you need in your design, and how the newly adopted energy codes will affect what you specify. Our guest is Ray McGowan, Senior Program Manager of the National Fenestration Rating Council. Ray will also introduce us the O.C.E.A.N. website and how it has become a great tool for design professionals who work regionally and nationally.

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AIBD LIve design logoAIBD’s Live Design goes to Vegas.

AIBD is partnering with NAHB’s Best in American Living Awards and becoming involved in local communities through a live design competition that is conducted at the International Builders’ Show this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Builders, Remodelers, Architects and Designers were encouraged to participate and give back to the community through good design.

AIBD’s own Larry Gilland (CO) and Bernie Kern (CO) are facing off against Kevin Holdridge (NC) and Chuck Harrison (PA), along with one other team of designers, while IBS attendees watch the design process unfolded in front of their eyes on the exhibit floor. The Teams are designing a home for a wounded US military person and their finished product will be build for the warrior by Building Homes For Heroes. The designs are due at the end of the day on Tuesday and will be judged on Wednesday by a jury, as well as those in attendance at the IBS. On Thursday, the winner is announced on the Live Stage in the Central building at IBS.

To watch a wrap up video of last year’s competition: CLICK HERE.

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AIBD’s Mid-year Meetings start on Thursday.

The AIBD House of Delegates meet twice each year, once at the annual convention and the second time at a winter meeting in conjunction with the NAHB’s International Builders Show. It’s titled as a “mid-year” meeting because AIBD’s fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30. The meetings are being held at the Las Vegas Marriott, in Las Vegas, NV, across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Thursday includes meetings of the Board of Directors, the Society Officers Committee and the NCBDC, with a break to attend the Live Design award presentation. All day Friday is the House of Delegates meeting. Use the links below to view the meeting agenda and the attached meeting materials.

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AIBD BoothVisit AIBD at IBS.

AIBD’s exhibit booth can be in the Grand Lobby in between the North and Central Halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This is your chance to attend the building industry’s biggest event at absolutely NO charge. The 2014 IBS will be co-located with KBIS to form the first annual Design & Construction Week. That means MORE exhibits, MORE products, and MORE opportunities to improve your business! And your Free 3-Day Exhibits Only Registration will admit you to the exhibit halls of both shows! Start your 2014 by joining us in Las Vegas. Take the first step and submit your Free 3-day Exhibits Only Registration, compliments of AIBD, by clicking on the link below.

*NOTE: Manufacturers and Software Provider registrants are not eligible.

Register now:

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AIBD IBS 2014 Ad_Booth C43HPMA members sponsor full-page IBS ad.

Architectural Designs, Keesee and Associates, Portfolio Home Plans and S.W. Morgan Fine Home Design, all members of AIBD’s House Plan Marketing Alliance, are sponsoring a full-page ad in Construction Marketplace magazine. The magazine will be handed out to attendees of the 2014 International Building Show in Las Vegas this week. In addition to the ad, the four companies contributed to two separate editorial pieces that will also be featured in the magazine.

Check out last year’s issue:

The House Plan Marketing Alliance (HPMA) is a council, established within the American Institute of Building Design. It has been created to unite, promote and protect the interests of its members, customers and the pre-drawn house plan industry, as well as create a forum for discussion between designers, publishers and affiliates. HPMA members can take advantage of the following opportunities:

  • Copyright and patent awareness, education and resources
  • Pre-drawn plan industry best practices, resources and education
  • Industry and consumer surveys to provide market information for members
  • Building code guidelines and advocacy

For more information on the HPMA:

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More events ahead.

  • February 6 & 7 – AIBD National Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
  • February 20-21 – NCBDC Exam in Dallas, TX (registration closed)
  • February 28 – March 1 – NC/SC Annual Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • March 3 – AIBD Ohio Society Meeting, Worthington, OH
  • April 2-4 – AIBD California Annual Conference, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
  • April 24 – AIBD Washington Spring Conference, Simpson StrongTie facility, Kent, WA
  • July 29 – August 1 – AIBD National Convention & International Conference on Residential Design, Columbus, OH (Tentative)AIBD National Convention
  • August 2 – AIBD National Volunteer Day – Build furniture at the Furniture Bank in Columbus, OH.

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Member renewal