Category Archives: 05 / May – 2014

May 26, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

Memorial Day: A moment of remembrance


In 1996, a humanitarian organization based in Washington, D.C., known as ‘No Greater Love’ conducted a survey on children and asked them why do they think there is a holiday on Memorial Day. It was agonizing to hear their remarks that were all associated with barbecues and extended weekend parties and celebration, while they hadn’t the vaguest idea about the sacrifices of the soldiers in whose honor it is celebrated. One of the children was even quoted as saying that this was the day when swimming pools open!

Thus, the organization came up with the idea of ‘National Moment of Remembrance’ to remind and especially, let the future generations know about the real meaning of the holiday. The idea clicked with the President and Congress and since 1997, it became a standard American tradition. National Moment of Remembrance requires everybody to keep silent for a minute, exactly at 3.00 pm (local time) when ‘Taps’ is played and reflect on the glory of those who have shed blood for us. The federal government hopes to raise public awareness about the heroes and their valor by introducing this moment.

To download an Outlook calendar reminder, CLICK HERE.

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AIBD CA announces Net Zero Home seminars & tour.

  • When: June 7, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Where: A home under construction in Davis, CA

Attend the AIBD California Society seminar in Davis for a technical tour of a Net Zero residential construction project.  Learn how and why design decisions were made that affect the comfort, energy performance and durability of this single-family home.  Also learn about the health benefits of electrical vehicle use when powered by the house mounted PV system.

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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ARDA Winner LogoARDA deadline extended!

American Residential Design Awards entries are accepted until June 24th July 1st. Three categories are open to everyone in the industry, eight are reserved for AIBD members only. Use the links below to get more information on how to get your work recognized.


Download the CATEGORIES


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This week in Columbus: Drum roll please…

Over the last couple of months we have been sharing stories about interesting things to see and do during your convention visit. And you’re probably thinking, “Geez, I am a designer. Where’s the good stuff?” We know, we know. But good things come to those who wait, ya know? So without further ado here’s the most important architectural reason to join your fellow designers in Columbus this summer; The Village of New Albany.

Founded in 1837 as a small farming community, the town has been transformed by the developer…CLICK HERE, to continue reading the full blog post at

Registration is open for the AIBD Convention & iCORD conference (July 29 – August 1) in Columbus, Ohio:



For more information about the iCORD, the AIBD Convention and to register, CLICK HERE.

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More events ahead.

  • May 31 – AIBD Alabama, free lunch and learn in Huntsville. To RSVP – CLICK HERE
  • June 4 & 5 – NCBDC Exams, San Antonio Texas
  • June 6 & 7 – Texas Institute of Building Design Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas
  • June 7 – AIBD California, Net Zero Home Seminar and Technical Tour, Davis, CA
  • June 20 & 21 – AIBD Florida quarterly meeting, Seaside, Florida
  • July 29 – August 1 – AIBD National Convention & International Conference on Residential Design, Columbus, OH
  • August 2 – AIBD National Volunteer Day – Build furniture at the Furniture Bank in Columbus, OH.

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Member renewal