Category Archives: 09 / September – 2015

September 28, 2015. What’ happening @AIBD_National?

AIBD says goodbye to a Fellow, and two CPBDs.

Edward Hageman, FAIBD 1916-2015

AIBD College of Fellows member, architect Edward Hageman, who designed thousands of houses in Marin and remodeled several well-known public buildings, died May 30 in his San Anselmo, California home. He was 99.

Mr. Hageman, well-known for his friendly demeanor and bright sense of humor, worked as an architect in Marin for 68 years. He served on the Marin County Planning Commission, the state Board of Architectural Examiners and the state Designers Qualifications Advisory Committee.

He designed the Richardson Bay Audubon house remodel in Tiburon and the Whistlestop headquarters in San Rafael, a former railroad station. For many years he was a member of the Whistlestop board of directors.

He was named as the Marin Builders Association’s Construction Industry Man of the Year in 1984. Former state Sen. Milton Marks of San Francisco wrote in 2004 that Mr. Hageman was “an icon in the builders’ community, a creative designer and a generous spirit and positive human being. Ed has touched many lives in Marin through his profession and his friendship.”

Laurie Moffitt, CPB 1955 to 2015

Laura Elizabeth Moffitt (Laurie), age 60, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2015 in The Woodlands, TX, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Arthur Lee Baugh, CPBD 1943-2015

In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Laurie was a Certified Professional Building Designer (NCBDC) and owned her own business designing homes and home remodels. She enjoyed her work and was especially gifted at creating designs that resolved conflicting requirements and designing home additions that blended seamlessly with an existing structure. Her touch can be found on hundreds of homes in and around The Woodlands.

Arthur Lee Baugh was born on May 28, 1943 in Freeport, Texas and passed away at age 72 on July 21, 2015. – See more at:


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Former Oregon Society contributes over $13k to NCBDC efforts.

The AIBD national office received notification last week from Brian Rogers, Treasurer and Peter Cipes, President, the Oregon Chapter is officially dissolved and the members have agreed to contribute their treasury, $13,559 to the NCBDC. “I thank you for the generous and much appreciated gift.” wrote NCBDC President, John Fought, in an email to the Oregon officers. “We will use these funds in the pursuit of the ANSI accreditation for the NCBDC exam.” John added.

Earlier this year, NCBDC received an $11,000 gift from the Mississippi group. “Together, these contributions will make it possible for the efforts to continue forward.” says John Fought. “We, the Board of Examiners, really appreciate the confidence you have shown with your contribution to our collective effort.”

the names of all the current Oregon and Mississippi members will be listed in future versions of the CPBD Candidate Handbook along with their contribution to the process; starting with the most recent updated copy scheduled to be published by the end of next month.


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Dinner & Learn, Tuesday evening.

  • Date: September 29, 2015
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Location: GOBA, 1953 Clayton Heritage Way, Maitland, FL 32751
  • Cost: Complimentary, thanks to sponsor Coastal Construction Products, Inc.

The AIBD Central Florida Chapter is hosting a CE program, food and adult beverages sponsored by Coastal Construction Products, Inc. The guest speaker is Guy M. Long, air barrier and waterproofing expert. Guy is presenting a 1.0 CE course, Wet Flashing Material Applications: New Materials, New Applications!

CLICK HERE to download the meeting brochure. Please RSVP to confirm space is still available.


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Central Colorado Chapter changes meeting date.

BY: Bernie Kern, chapter president

Vice President and MCM of Passive House Design Build – Cody Farmer.

The AIBD Central Colorado Chapter has moved it’s meeting to October 16th in Denver, CO. The half day event includes a presentation by Passive Home Design Build Practitioner, Cody Farmer. A Chapter meeting will follow including an organization meeting for a second Colorado Chapter.

Please contact AIBD Central Colorado Chapter President Bernie Kern for more details.

CLICK HERE for more info and to register.


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GreenStar Homes Certification 1 hour introduction – Free CE Webinar.

  • Date: October 6, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Cost: $5 donation appreciated

Formerly the MNGreenStar Program, GreenStar Homes Certification is your one-stop shop for renovations, additions and/or new construction projects on single family and multifamily homes.

In this course we cover

  • How to access and navigate the free user manual and online checklist.
  • The program process and costs.
  • How to become GreenStar Qualified and GreenHome Professional.
  • Where to find a GreenStar Rater.
  • Basic prerequisites and overall opportunities in the 5 key categories of green across the 7 systems of a home.
  • Quick comparison to other programs like LEED, Energy Star and NGBS

CLICK HERE to register.

CLICK HERE to view more continuing education opportunities from the Green Home Institute.


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3D Rendering webinars, next week..

  • Date: October 6 & 7, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 am CST
  • Cost: $195

SoftPlan’s 3D class is one of our most popular. You’ll learn how to create beautiful, professional looking 3D renderings – a skill you’ll be able to use to entice clients and set your business apart from the competition.

This class will be conducted using SoftPlan 2016.

You’ll learn how to assign textures, add realistic 3D symbols, create a site plan, create an attractive kitchen rendering, and much more, 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 below and visit our website for more class offerings.

Classes fill up fast, register today.
phone 800-248-0164

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Member renewal