February 17, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

Everyone’s invited to AIBD-CA’s February Syndesis webinar.

DATE: February 26, 2014

TIME: 11:30 a.m. PST

This year’s California Society annual conference is different than years before because it offers multiple classes for you to choose from, and you can bounce from one to another if you so please. Our Conference Chairman, Clay Johnson, specifically designed the classes to build over the three days in sequential order, fusing building design and building science, and asking our keynote speakers to teach all day. Attend the February Syndesis event, meet each of the speakers and get a preview of what you will gain by attending this year’s annual conference.

Keynote speakers:

  • Rick Chitwood, author of Measured Home Performance, mechanical engineer, mechanical contractor, educator and expert on optimizing residential home performance.
  • Ann Edminster, author of Energy Free, Homes for a Small Planet, primary author of LEED for Homes, educator and expert on Zero Net Energy homes.
  • Dan Perunko and Gavin Healy, owners of Balance Point Home Performance, an HVAC and insulation contracting company, educators and building science experts in the practical applications of home performance.

To register for this event, CLICK HERE.

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International Building Designer Newell Cheatheam,CPBD,AIBD, President of Newell's Designs www.newellsdesigns.com  , AIBD National Central District  Director, Katy, Texas and  Varina W. (Viki) Wooster is owner of Wooster Design, AIBD National President,  Bend, OR.

International Building Designer Newell Cheatheam,CPBD,AIBD, President of Newell’s Designs www.newellsdesigns.com, AIBD National Central District Director, Katy, Texas and Varina W. (Viki) Wooster is owner of Wooster Design, AIBD National President, Bend, OR.

Newell Cheatheam elected AIBD Central District Director.

International Building Designer Newell Cheatheam, CPBD, AIBD, President of Newell’s Designs www.newellsdesigns.com  of Katy, Texas, on February 7, 2014 during the AIBD Midyear Meeting  in Las Vegas, NV was nominated National Central District  Director of AIBD by The Board of Directors and House of Delegates of American Institute of Building Design www.aibd.org. There are 18 states in the Central District.

Cheatheam has been a Certified Professional Building Designer member of TIBD www.tibd.org and AIBD www.aibd.org for 40 years and also he is a Texas Registered Interior Designer. Cheatheam has served on the TIBD Board of Directors and committees over the years since 1978. As an International Building Designer, Cheatheam www.newellcheatheam.com has won both Texas and national design competition awards in designing remodeling and new construction of custom homes and commercial projects. Well know in the design profession and construction industry he has been a Parade Judge for numerous Parade of Homes over the years in Texas.

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Two AIBD members honored by HOUZZ.com.

Certified member Dan Sater’s, Stater Design Group of Bonita Springs, FL, has been awarded a 2014 Best in Houzz accommodation. The Sater Group has earned an international reputation for luxury home design with over 400 design awards and its services have been sought after by many of America’s most prominent corporate executives, entertainers, and designed homes for clients all over the world.

In addition, HPMA member, Architectural Designs, based in Wilton, CT, has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Owned and operated by the Davis family for over 40 years, the house plan company was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

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AIBD Ohio announces winter “Business of Design” date.

DATE: March 8, 2014

LOCATION: Rusty Bucket Tavern – Worthington Hills, 7800 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH

TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Business of Design seminar – Running a Successful Residential Design Firm – will be presented by Paul Studer, CPBD of Studer Residential Designs.

For more information and to RSVP by March 3 – CLICK HERE.

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AIBD NC/SC conference registration deadline extended.

The 14th Annual AIBD North & South Carolina Conference & Trade Show is fast approaching….two weeks from now.  Thank you to everyone who has registered!  If you have not yet registered, THIS IS A REMINDER!  Please send in your registration and payment as soon as possible.

The deadline of February 1st has passed, but it is not too late to register!  I know you’re all busy, and it’s easy to let this fall to the wayside, but it’s hard to plan an event like this when everyone waits until the last minute to register.

The following companies will be represented at the event:  Smart Vent, USP Structural Connectors Hardy Frames/Zone4 a Mitek Company, Marvin Windows & Doors, QuickTie Products, Schluter Systems, Simpson Strong-Tie, Windsor Windows, VELUX, Andersen Windows, Jain America’s-NuCedar Mills, Schwinco Architectural Products, Huber Engineered Woods.

The event sponsors who will also be well represented are:  Weyerhaeuser (PlyGem will be present in their booth as well); Smith Millwork, Pella, Energy Innovations by Harry Boody Inc, and GemROI representing Concrete Lumber, Shakertown, Atlantic Shutter and Atlantis Rail.

For more information and to register – CLICK HERE.

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More events ahead.

    • February 20-21 – NCBDC Exam in Dallas, TX (registration closed)
    • February 26 – California Society Syndesis webinar, 11:30 am PST
  • February 28 – March 1 – NC/SC Annual Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • March 8 – AIBD Ohio Society Meeting, Columbus, 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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