January 22, 2018. What’s happening @AIBD_National?


High Performance Home Design – A Primer

What is a high performance home and how do I get one?

These questions are often asked, but you’re in luck! We’ve got Michael Battaglia of Dayton, Ohio, to answer them.

High Performance Home building is the result of years of examining, learning, and evolving building science. The years of building science have produced some fundamental changes to the way we are building today.

Learn all about them in this guide on the AIBD blog.

Michael’s passion for residential design has been enhanced with interest in the development of the science of building. Michael believes Historic Design Styles and the Science of Building can coexist without having to compromise.

Click here to read it now.


Return to top of page


AIBD Central Colorado Chapter Meeting on Friday January 26th

The AIBD Central Colorado Chapter invites you to their next meeting, a social networking opportunity on January 26th, 11:30am at the Warehouse Restaurant, in the wine room.

This is a Lunch N Learn event hosted by Christopher Clark with ArchiCAD. In addition to an AIBD update meeting, Christopher will share with you the ArchiCAD version 21 latest tricks, tips and benefits.

Be sure to RSVP so that they can make preparations for the event. All industry partners are welcome. Please RSVP by contacting the AIBD Central Colorado Chapter Chair, Keith E. Zoni at keith@zonidesigngroup.com or 719.239.9692.

  • When: January 26th, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm MT
  • Where: The Warehouse, 25 W Cimarron St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
  • Who: RSVP to: keith@zonidesigngroup.com

For more information, check out the AIBD calendar.


Return to top of page

AIBD Tri-State OKI Chapter Meeting on February 24th

Join the AIBD – Tri-State Oki Chapter on February 24th, in Millersburg, OH – Carter Lumber Plant.

Join them on a tour of the Carter Lumber Plant.

There will also be a CEU presentation on structural loading and brace walls.

Just send in your RSVP to let them know you will be joining them. ~ Questions? Contact Jim Wright at: (614) 430-0027 or jawright@rdshomedesign.com.

  • When: Feb 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM CST / 10:00 AM EST – 2:00:00 PM CST / 3:00 PM EST
  • Where: Millersburg, OH – Carter Lumber Plant
  • Who: RSVP to: Jim Wright at: (614) 430-0027 or jawright@rdshomedesign.com.

For more information, check out the AIBD calendar.


Return to top of page

AIBD Salt Lake Metro Chapter meeting on March 5th.

Milgard windows has offered to host a lunch and learn for the AIBD Salt Lake Metro Chapter on March 5th!

We’ll learn more about their products, installation, details, and much more.

The location will be determined as we get closer to this event and know how many will attend.

You’re welcome to invite other designers, builder clients, or anyone else that can benefit from learning more about Milgard products.

  • Date: March 5, 2018.
  • Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Everyone is responsible for paying for their own lunch)
  • Location: TBD

RSVP by email or by phone: sam@morganfinehomes.com or 801-367-5380.

For more information, check out the AIBD calendar.


Return to top of page

Don’t forget to register for the AIBD Winter Conference!

The AIBD’s Winter conference is just around the corner.

The education scheduled:

  • Two sessions focused on American home styles – Mid Centry Modern and Arts & Crafts.
  • Unlocking BIM in your business.
  • Protecting yourself financially and legally.
  • An introduction to a new High Performance Home Design library of CAD details available through AIBD.

Register online: www.AIBD.org/winter-conference or call us at 1-800-366-2423 and register by phone.

Also available:

  • A guided walking tour of Tampa’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood.

For educational session information CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE for the schedule.

To register CLICK HERE.


Return to top of page


Upcoming StruCalc seminars:

AIBD members are welcome the participate in one of our free four hour StruCalc seminars to be held at various locations throughout the United States. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate for four hours of continuing education credit.

Seminars will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Tampa, Florida February 5, 2018
  • Orlando, Florida February 6, 2018
  • Houston, Texas February 13, 2018
  • San Francisco, California February 21, 2018
  • Sacramento, California February 22, 2018
  • Salt Lake City, Utah March 6, 2018
  • Boise, Idaho March 7, 2018
  • Spokane, Washington March 8, 2018
  • Austin, Texas March 14, 2018
  • San Antonio, Texas March 15, 2018
  • Dallas, Texas March 28, 2018
  • Denver, Colorado April 4, 2018
  • Las Vegas, Nevada April 24, 2018
  • Santa Ana California, May 15, 2018
  • North Los Angeles, May 16, 2018
  • Riverside, California, May 17, 2018

You can register for one of these events, or request for an event to be held in your area by clicking this link: http://www.strucalc.com/strucalc-seminars/.


Return to top of page

How to Figure Out Job Cost

Managing your residential design business for success means that you have to monitor and make decisions based on many different variables. Each can be critically important to you at different times. However, the most critical constant you must track in any design business is job cost.

Click here to learn how to calculate job cost and make sure you’re not undercharging.


Return to top of page

Specifications: What’s really needed?

Joining us as our panel of manufacturer representatives and specification experts is Lori Zito of Mitek, USP, Hardy Frame; Mark Johnson of Amarr Garage Doors, a division of Entrematic; and Wayne Sanderson of the Tapco Group by Boral.

There are many factors to consider when specifying products. Join us for this recording of the First Tuesday @ 2:00 (p.m. EDT) and our panel of Corporate member to investigate the following questions.

  • What is your liability if you specify a product?
  • What is your liability if you don’t?
  • Is the CSI format right for residential projects?
  • What format do you find most useful?
  • How can the manufactures help you more?
  • Certified Professional Building Designers (CPBD) will earn 1.0 Primary CE unit for completing the course.

    To register, or just to get more information, click here. AIBD Members, enroll at a discount! Call 1-800-366-2423 or write info@AIBD.org for the member code.

    The American Institute of Building Design (CPBD) believes in the consumer’s right to decide who designs their home. AIBD supports that belief by providing education and resources designed to help the consumer make informed decisions and the professional practice at peak performance. Become a part of our mission. www.AIBD.org.


    Return to top of page

    Upcoming Cadsoft events for the month of January, 2018:

    Walls Webinar

    Envisioneer eLearning: Walls

    Learn how to insert walls and edit their properties in a variety of ways so you can quickly and accurately create a floor plan.

    When: Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Where: Online
    Cost: Free

    Roofs Webinar

    Envisioneer eLearning: Roofs

    Learn the following tools:

    • Editing a roof with a new plate height, pitch and slope
    • Adding a dormer
    • Adding a Flush Dormer

    When: Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Where: Online
    Cost: Free


    Return to top of page

    SoftPlan online training for 2018

    2018 SoftPlan Training Dates


    Return to top of page

    Upcoming free GreenHome Institute webinars:

    Optimizing the Indoor Environment for Health: Asthma, Allergies, and Building Materials – Free CEU Webinar

    • The prevalence of asthma and allergies in America and how to capture this growing consumer market
    • How to use a combination of science and education to raise awareness and demand
    • The importance of an independent scientific program in this area and why it is necessary
    • Builders and architects will learn how to influence their clients to purchase certified products to keep their homes healthy.
    • And more!

    When: January 31, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
    Where: Online
    Cost: Free

    Passive Solar Design and Online Tools for Window Shading Design, Analysis and LEED – Free CEU Webinar

    • Know the importance of correctly addressing window locating and shading needs and how it fits in with LEED BD+C V4 Building Orientation for Passive Solar
    • Understand the seasonal and daily performance of horizontal window overhangs and how it helps with LEED BD+C V4 Building Orientation for Passive Solar
    • Articulate how to use design tools to determine instantaneous window shading from horizontal overhangs and if you can get credit in LEED BD+C V4 Building Orientation for Passive Solar
    • Understand how to use design tools to determine annual window shading from horizontal overhangs
    • And more!

    When: February 28, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
    Where: Online
    Cost: Free

    Understanding RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS Index) – Free CEU Webinar

    • Describe how a Home Energy Rating works and ties into LEED BD+C V4 EA Annual Energy Use
    • Describe the process for conducting a Home Energy Rating that is required for LEED BD+C V4 Minimum Energy Performance and what impact it can have on occupant health
    • Explain how RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System works with green building, LEED BD+C V4 Energy Budget, energy efficiency and utility programs as well as building energy codes;
    • Understand the requirements for becoming a HERS Rater and the health and life safety aspects of what Raters do.
    • And more!

    When: April 11, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (Eastern)
    Where: Online
    Cost: Free

    You can check out all GreenHome Institute’s events at https://greenhomeinstitute.org/events/.


    Return to top of page

    Attend the Roofing Industry’s Best-Practices Seminar in Residential Attic Venting

    Air Vent’s best practices in residential attic ventilation seminar turns 20 in January. You’re invited to attend any of their 25 stops across North America during quarter one of 2018. Over 23,000 roofing professionals have participated in sharing these industry tips; don’t be the only one who hasn’t.

    Here’s a list of the upcoming live events’ locations and dates:

    • Columbia, MO – January 23, 2018
    • Topeka, KS – January 24, 2018
    • Grapevine, TX – January 26, 2018
    • Birmingham, AL – January 30, 2018
    • Pearl, MS – January 31, 2018
    • Houston, TX – February 1, 2018
    • Malvern, PA – February 14, 2018
    • Schaumburg, IL – February 15, 2018 (10 a.m. brunch, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. seminar)
    • Buffalo, NY – February 20, 2018
    • Vaughan, Canada – February 21, 2018
    • Novi/Livonia, MI – February 22, 2018
    • Kalamazoo, MI – February 23, 2018
    • Fort Collins, CO – February 28, 2018
    • Denver, CO – March 1, 2018
    • Independence, OH – March 6, 2018
    • Dublin, OH – March 7, 2018
    • Indianapolis, IN – March 8, 2018
    • Des Moines, IA – March 13, 2018
    • Madison, WI – March 14, 2018
    • Bloomington, MN – March 15, 2018
    • Raleigh, NC – March 20, 2018
    • Columbia, SC – March 21, 2018

    Click here for more information about these events.


    Return to top of page


    Welcome new AIBD members!

    Please help us welcome those who joined or rejoined AIBD this past week.

    Don Anderson
    John Bishop
    Howard Edgemon
    Toby Leynse

    Member Stamp Shows Membership Registration And Subscribing




    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.


    Return to top of page

    The AIBD job board has been improved!

    meetingThe AIBD job board has been improved in both design and usability!

    Whether you’re looking for a job, or looking to hire someone, this is the best job board in our industry.

    If you’re looking for work, it’s free to post your resume. This is great because if you’re looking for work, you’re probably pinching pennies until you get it. If you’re a student, we understand your student debt is high enough. You won’t have to pay anything to seek employment through our job board.

    If you’re looking to hire some help, you can use our job board to search for quality candidates. You’ll be able to browse the resumes for free, and contact the candidates for free. You’ll pay only when the candidate is interested in your position. Hiring the right person is an investment in your company, and saving time with our easy to use job board will free you up to focus on other tasks.

    Go check out the job board right now at AIBD.org/jobs.

    Also, if you’re looking to hire, don’t forget that we have training on the right way to hire employees. AIBD members can take this course for free; just give us a call at 800-366-2423 or email us at info@aibd.org.


    Return to top of page

    AIBD wants to promote your event or content!

    In the last six months, we’ve more than doubled the traffic to our AIBD blog. We’re hitting well over 7000 views per month.

    This is great because it gives the AIBD more exposure, which leads to more subscribers to our MondayMINUTE newsletter, and ultimately more AIBD members.

    As an AIBD member, you have access to this resource. You deserve a piece of those 7000 views.

    All you need to do is write a blog post and submit it to us!

    For more information on how to get your content onto the AIBD blog and/or in the MondayMINUTE, check out this blog post.

    We are also accepting entries for this newsletter, the MondayMINUTE. Entries MUST be received by end of day Thursday. Any entries received Friday morning or later will be in the next week’s newsletter.


    Return to top of page

    Join AIBD’s industry e-newspaper.

    Want to know what’s going on in your industry but don’t have time to surf the web, follow Twitter, or sift through the useless posts on Facebook? Now you can. We’ll filter out the senseless stuff and deliver relevant industry news, trends and ideas directly to your inbox every weekday. Subscribe today for FREE.

    The #HomeDESIGN Professional Daily is a content curation subscription that turns socially shared industry news into a useful online newspaper. Last week’s editions included the world’s first smart streets, a 3D printed office of the future, how small firms keep up, and more. The paper is organized in sections – Science, Business, Technology, Environment, plus daily sections. There are instructional videos, interviews and inspirational photographs.


    Return to top of page

    Motivation for your Monday!

    “A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox



    Return to top of page

    Follow the AIBD Facebook Page!

    Click here to go to the page now.


    Return to top of page


    CLICK HERE and to learn more about AIBD events!

    2016 Calendar Showing Future Target Business Plan

    Member renewal

    Your designs could make you money while you sleep.

    Learn how to leverage contemporary digital marketing techniques to land more clients or sell your own plans online. Subscribe now to get started.

    We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

    Leave a Reply