The AIBD Facebook Group is closing this week.
Don’t worry, we’ve built a new AIBD Facebook page.
We will be closing our AIBD Facebook group this week, so make sure you’re following the official AIBD Facebook page.
Click here to go to the page now.
Last chance to apply for AIBD scholarships!
Student members and children of Professional members qualify for scholarships.
The American Institute of Building Design’s College of Fellows awards two scholarships each year, the College of Fellows Memorial Scholarship and the Annette Farmer Memorial Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient is awarded $1000 and they are named at the American Residential Design Awards Gala, August 11, 2017 at the Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.
The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.
For more information, qualifications and applications, CLICK HERE.
College of Fellows seek nominations.
The AIBD College of Fellows has announced they will be performing an induction ceremony at the American Residential Design Awards dinner at the Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech on August 11, 2017. Nominations for Fellows are accepted at any time but to be considered for the coming induction, nominations must be in on or before July 3, 2017. Only AIBD Professional members may nominate another member for consideration.
The honor of membership in the College of Fellows is bestowed upon a Professional member of the American Institute of Building Design who is certified by the National Council of Building Designer Certification and has notably contributed to the advancement of the building design profession by excellence in design, or by excellence in design in combination with excellence in education, literature or public service.
CLICK HERE to download a nomination package.
Contact the College of Fellows Chancellor Jannis Vann by writing college@AIBDmember.org.
AIBD Tampa Bay Chapter meeting & CEU class on Saturday, July 15th, 2017.
Mandatory Residential Air Infiltration – (Blower Door) Testing
Effective July 1, 2017 – New construction on residential buildings or dwellings.
Presented by Mr. Arthur Annas, Air Enalasys, Certified RESNET HERS Raters, http://airenalasys.com
- Understanding the requirement of the State Florida Energy Conservation Code residential air leakage testing, per Section R402.4.1.2 of the Florida Building code
- Blower door test measures the airtightness of a building by changing the building’s static pressure Replacement Cost Depreciation and Market Value
- Who can perform these tests?
- Understanding the test procedure
- Air conditioning ductwork testing
Bring someone interested in this topic, AIBD, Builder, Building Official, Plan Reviewers, Building Inspector, Student, etc.
Please RSVP by July 7th, 2017 to reserve your spot.
- When:Saturday, July 15th, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- Where: RONEY DESIGN GROUP, LLC
535 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
- Who: RSVP to: Tim Roney email@example.com, 727-822-8600.
AIBD – Tri-State Oki Chapter golf and chapter meeting Friday-Saturday, July 14th-15th, 2017.
Join the AIBD – Tri-State Oki Chapter on July 14 & 15, 2017.
A La Carte: Golf on Friday: Tee time to be determined,
6:30 pm Social Hour;
7:30 pm Dinner Friday Night
Chapter Meeting at 10am – 3pm (lunch is included)
Great venue for the entire family; swimming, boating etc.
Accommodations are available at the lodge and in their family cabins if you would like to stay for the weekend.
Just send in your RSVP to let us know you will be joining us.
- When:Friday, July 15th, Time TBD – Saturday, July 15th, 3 PM
- Where: Deer Creek State Park
20635 State Park Rd 100, Mt Sterling, OH 43143
- Who: RSVP or questions: Jim Wright firstname.lastname@example.org, (614) 430-0027.
Registration now open for AIBD Summer Conference in Atlanta!
Summer is coming quickly, which means the AIBD Summer Conference, and American Residential Design Awards gala dinner, will be here before you know it.
This year, the conference will be in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 10th and 11th. The event will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on both days. July 18th is the deadline to reserve your hotel room.
Friday evening, August 11th, will be The American Residential Design Awards gala dinner at the Academy of Medicine.
For more information about this conference and to register, check out the AIBD website.
People in your area are using Google to find someone to design their home.
If you haven’t optimized your website for the search engines, you may not be showing up in their searches. This process is called Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short.
There are various aspects to internet marketing that you could be doing to bring new clients or sales and SEO is the least you should be doing. Once you know what to do, it’s easy to maintain and costs little time.
We’ve written a post on the AIBD blog that well help you get started with SEO for building designers.
Your competition is doing SEO on their website. Are you?
Click here to read more on the AIBD blog.
Upcoming Cadsoft events for the month of June and July, 2017:
Learn how to…
- Construct a Deck with the Builder Wizard, Deck Tools and Pad tools
- Create a new deck for the Catalog
- Edit an inserted deck
When: June 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Webinar – Working Drawing Smartviews
Learn the following tools:
- Inserting Views of a model to create working drawings
- Altering the settings to create different types of views
- Labeling the views
When: July 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
San Diego Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.
June 27, San Diego, CA.
Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before the PCBC show. Register here.
Dallas Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.
August 1, Dallas, TX.
Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before Sunbelt Builders Show. Register here.
Nashville Envisioneer Beginner Training Class.
October 24, Nashville,TN.
Learn how to build a BIM model and extract the working drawings, renderings, bill of materials and RESchek data from it. A full day of learning. The day before the Remodeling Show. Register here.
SoftPlan online training for 2017
2017 SoftPlan Training Dates
- August 15th – 18th – Quick Start Class
- August 22nd – 25th – Intermediate
- September 12th – 15th – SoftList
- September 19th – 22nd – 3D Modeling
- October 3rd – 6th – Roof
- October 17th – 20th – Quick Start Class
- October 24th – 27th – Intermediate
- November 7th – 10th – SoftList
- December 5th – 8th – Quick Start
- December 12th – 15th – Intermediate
Click here to get signed up for any of theses live online trainings.
Upcoming GreenHome Institute webinars for June, 2017 (free)!
Using a Web-based Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) for Improved Efficiency or LEED Success – Free CEU Webinar
This webinar will start with an interactive discussion about the future of cloud-based rating software.
The discussion will be followed by a demo of an example of cloud-based HERS Rating Tool.
Prior knowledge of HERS rating process will be ideal although attendees with no prior experience will be able to follow and understand.
You’ll learn …
- The ins and outs of energy rating cloud-based technology.
- The basics of how the HERS index reduces homeowner costs and improves LEED V4 BD+C EA Credits.
- The requirements of HERS for code, energy, Passive House and LEED V4 BD+C EA Prereq.
- And more!
When: June 28, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
Welcome new AIBD members!
Please help us welcome those who joined or rejoined AIBD this past week.
We are pleased you have chosen AIBD as a resource for professional and personal growth. Membership provides technical information, advocacy, professional networking opportunities, as well as participate in programming sessions offered at various conferences throughout the year. All designed to help advance your career.
Visit “SearchHomeDesigners.com” to reach out and exchange information with other professionals in the building designer industry supporting the AIBD mission.
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