February 4, 2013. What’s Happening @AIBD_National?

…First Tuesday @ 2:00 – Economic Forecast
Debt Ceiling, sequestration, spending cuts. Congress may have avoided the fiscal cliff but how do all these other economic situations affect the housing industry? Join AIBD’s guest economist Dr. Elliott Eisenberg for tomorrow’s First Tuesday @ 2:00 for his 2013 economic forecast and the opportunity to learn more about how our industry fits into the bigger picture of prosperity in America. 


Tuesday, February 5th, 2:00 pm ET 
CLICK HERE to register.
…AIBD submits IRC code proposals
At the AIBD midyear meeting in Las Vegas, Central District Director Ron Ressler announced the Regulatory and Legislative Advocacy Committee has composed three IRC code amendments to be considered during the 2015 code cycle.
  • Copyright Protection: AIBD submitted a proposal that would establish a procedural requirement at the building department to ensure that some safeguards to protect copyrights of designs by precluding unauthorized duplication.
  • Brace Wall Details: The committee submitted text clarifying the trigger for requiring when brace wall details are to be included in construction documents.
  • Definition of Building Designer: A definition change to remove the “registered design professional” definition and broaden the term to include building design was submitted.
“The code development process will require a tactical outreach at the national and state level.” Says AIBD’s staff building code liaison Mike Fischer. Continue to watch your email inbox for more information on how you can be a part of the effort.
…AIBD member receives Houzz.com awardimage

Congratulations to South Carolina Certified Professional Member Paul Cole for being selected by the Houzz community as a winner of their 2013 “Best of Houzz” awards. His company won the “Customer Satisfaction” category. The award is based on a variety of factors including ratings and reviews by Houzz’s 11 million monthly users. Check out the “Best of 2013” winner badge on his profile: http://www.houzz.com/pro/paul_cole.
  • You can read Houzz’s full press release HERE
Welcome to our new and returning Professional Members

Philip Crotwell, Mount Dora, FL
Raymond Smith, Asheville, NC
Jorge Garcia, The Woodlands, TX
Charles Gierman, Liano, TX
Ezra Lee, Lehi, UT
Kore MacKenzie, New Port Richey, FL
Brandon Smith, Travelers Rest, SC

…Important dates

February 5 – AIBD’s 2013 Economic Forecast Webinar (Register for FREE – CLICK HERE)

February 9 & 10 – NCBDC Exam in Houston, TX

March 1 & 2  – NC & SC AIBD Annual Spring Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC

March 7-9 – AIBD California Annual Conference, Ventura, CA

March 15 & 16 – NCBDC Exam in Clearwater, FL

April 25 & 26 – NCBDC Exam in Hartford, CT

May 3 – AIBD Washington’s Spring Conference, Kent, WA

May 6 & 7 – NCBDC Exam in Atlanta, GA

July 13 & 14 – NCBDC Exam in Pasadena, CA

July 15-18 – AIBD National Convention, Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA

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