January 20, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

hand working businessAIBD launches PreCon Index 

Volunteer to be a part of the AIBD’s effort to track and report the future health of America’s residential and light commercial construction industries. Who better to report on how construction will be six months from now than those who have those buildings “on the boards” today? Those participating in the PreCon Index (short for Pre-construction Index), will be asked to provide their name, email address and answer a dozen survey questions about their design contracts of last quarter compared to the quarter before? The survey will be launched shortly after the close of each quarter.

CLICK HERE to complete your first AIBD PCi Survey

The information gathered in the survey will, over time, be used to create AIBD’s version of an economic forecast. The PreCon Index (PCi) will be distributed quarterly to other agencies within our industry who are tracking construction trends and will be posted on the AIBD website for public viewing. AIBD will keep your information confidential, except for comments provided in the box at the end. The comments box is intended to be our way of compiling quotes to be included in our PCi blog posts and press releases. It would be our pleasure to mention you in our press releases if you provide us with a relevant quote.

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Click on the image above for directions.QR magazine publishes first AIBD Designer’s Notebook column

Designer’s Notebook is a collaboration with Qualified Remodeler magazine and is written by AIBD members. The column is scheduled to appear six times in 2014. The QR January 2014 issue includes the first Designer’s Notebook column written by Certified Member Ben Johnson from Chapel Hill, NC. Ben’s article, Collaboration Makes for Better Design, describes how designers and builders can work together to cleaver solutions to design problems. Here, see for yourself. You can read the entire QR issue by CLICKING HERE. Ben’s article is on page 37…enjoy!

To download the NCBDC Candidate Handbook: CLICK HERE.

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AIBD Northeast to host luncheon this week in New Hampshire

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 – It’s not too late to RSVP to kjoiner@megalink.net

The AIBD Northeast Society’s is gathering this Thursday, January 23rd, at the Library Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH. DOWNLOAD the flyer for information. Let’s start 2014 running out of the gate. Bring ideas, questions, quandaries, and solutions to your design business needs to our round table discussions. In addition, the society will be electing its new officers for 2014 and AIBD’s national Executive Director, Steve Mickley, will be attending to provide AIBD and NCBDC updates.

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AIBD Georgia hosts four hours of education next week

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, CLICK HERE to download a brochure

The AIBD Georgia Society is hosting its first full day conference in 2014 at Digital Interiors, 1825 Grassland Parkway, Suite A, Alpharetta, GA (770-844-5800). The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with a half hour meet and great session followed by four hours of continuing education, lunch and a society general membership meeting. The education session include topics such as roofing, residential elevator systems, home technology and windows.

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Save the date: March 8, Worthington, Ohio

AIBD Ohio Members & Guests: Save the date – Saturday March 8th 10am-2pm (board meeting / general meeting / seminar) Ohio Society AIBD – Business in Design meeting “How to Run a Successful Design Firm” by Paul Studer / Studer Residential Designs Rusty Bucket – Worthington, Oh (State Rt 315 just north of I-270) – note new location this year, bigger venue for our most popular annual seminar. The registration flyer will be available soon.

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More events ahead.

  • February 6 & 7 – AIBD National Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
  • February 20-21 – NCBDC Exam in Dallas, TX (registration closed)
  • February 28 – March 1 – NC/SC Annual Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • March 3 – AIBD Ohio Society Meeting, Worthington, OH
  • 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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