July 23, 2012. What’s Happening @AIBD_national?

AIBD Convention Logo…AIBD Council and Delegates meetings to be streamed online.

Can’t attend the AIBD National Convention? Staff has arranged with the hotel to stream each of the AIBD Council meetings, the Society Officers Committee meeting and the House of Delegates meeting on Sunday, August 5, 2012. (All times are EDT)

  • 8:45 am ~ Master Residential Designer Council
  • 9:30 am ~ House Plan Marketing Alliance Council
  • 10:30 am ~ National Council of Building Designer Certification
  • 1:30 pm ~ Society Officers Committee
  • 2:30 pm ~ House of Delegates

For the full convention schedule and description of the events, visit www.AIBDconvention.com.

Follow the activities and objectives of the Institute as Council, Committee, and Board representatives deliver their reports live. Registration is open until August 1, 2012 and the cost is $25. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


…the AIBD Convention increases its space.

If you haven’t registered for Retooling the U.S. Housing Industrythere’s good news. AIBD staff has worked with the staff at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside to move the event to a larger meetings space opening up the opportunity for more to register and attend. There is no more room to expand, register now to insure your seat at your industry’s greatest intervention ever.

Retooling the U.S. Housing Industryis an Open Space event featuring Sam Rashkin, architect and author of the book with the same name. Connect, contribute and engage with other professionals in your industry and discover the tools and actions needed to excel in the U.S. housing industry.



…Did you know, AIBD?

Join us on Tuesday at 4:00 pm EDT for a new AIBD webinar planned to be offered quarterly ~ Did you Know, AIBD? Are you a new AIBD member? Have you recently earned your NCBDC certification? Are you interested in membership and certification? Even those who have been a member or CPBD for some time will learn what’s happening at the Institute by attending this new quarterly program.

For more information an to register, CLICK HERE.


…the Michigan Society summer meeting. 

Join AIBD Michigan on Thursday, July 26, at Cabela’s in Dundee, MI from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Learn about Advanced Framing techniques and brace-wall design from Bob Clark of the APA. The cost is $25 in advance and $35 at the door (Lunch is not included). Contact Ron Ressler at resslerdesign@comcast.net for more information and to register.


…the AIBD/ASID industry mixer.

the Florida AIBD and ASID societies invite you to attend an after-hours industry mixer on Thursday, July 26, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Meet at the Blue Martini Lounge at The Mall of Millenia and enjoy appetizers & drinks plus great networking with Southeastern Building Conference attendees, design and building professionals. Space is limited, RSVP by contacting Tony Weremeichik at design@canin.com.


…the 10th Annual Concept Awards @ SEBC.

AIBD Florida Society will sponsor the 10th Annual Concept Awards Competition at the SouthEast Builders Conference in Orlando, FL on July 26-28. The live design challenge will be conducted on the exhibit hall floor Thusday July 26 and Friday July 27 during the SEBC’s open hall hours. Contestants will be required to produce a presentation set of drawings for a ficticious client program that incorporates the products and services of our major sponsors. This year we have Marvin Windows and Doors, VELUX, ZIO, and SmartVent. It’s not too late to compete…applications for participation can be downloaded at www.theauroras.com. Click the Concept Awards link. Contact John Fought, CPBD – AIBD more any details at johnfought@aol.com or 727 656 5216.


Important Dates…

  • August 1 – The AIBD National Convention standard registration rate ends and “Late” registration rates begin on August 2nd.
  • August 7There is NO JULY First Tuesday @ 2:00. The AIBD staff will be working hard to host Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry workshop. Please join us on September 4th and learn about the new digital media website: Pinterest.
  • August 5-9 – The AIBD National Convention in Wilmington, NC. Info: www.AIBDconvention.com
  • August 18 – AIBD Ohio Society general membership meeting and educational event. For more information: Rich@RNRDesigns.com. 


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