June 16, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_ National?

AIBD says goodbye to a Fellow

On behalf of the AIBD House of Delegates, Board of Directors and staff, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Donald Ruth, FAIBD. Don passed away last Thursday and the AIBD recognizes him for his many contributions to the Institute and our industry.Don was a Certified Professional member who joined the organization in 1988 and quickly became fully involved in the Institute. He is a former continuing education instructor, and electronics educator, a past National Vice President of the AIBD and NCBDC, a past member of the NCBDC Board of Examiners and numerous building codes committees, a former Associate Editor of Design Line Magazine and has served on many AIBD North Carolina society and national committees. All of this earning him the highest honors in the AIBD; In 1996 he was the third member to receive the Designer of the Year award and in 1994 he was inducted into the AIBD College of Fellows.

A visionary and innovator, Don envisioned comprehensive and complex designs easily encompassing numerous areas of experience and expertise. His expertise and certifications are not limited to a single field, but also encompasses the professions of electrical/analogue and digital electronics/mechanical design, freelance writing, professional photography, patent design/development and mission/craftsman styles of furniture design.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sharon C. Ruth. The funeral services were held yesterday  at Trinity Baptist Church in Moorseville, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 221 Erwin Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. Don was 64 years old.

To learn more about Don and to view examples of his work, visit his website, www.DonRuthFAIBD.com.

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This Saturday, Alys Beach home tour

The AIBD Florida Society’s second quarterly meeting of 2014 is this weekend and everyone is invited to attend. Society President, Jim Lucia says, “I’m looking forward to the general membership meeting and product presentations Saturday morning and our guided tour of Alys Beach after lunch!” He adds, “Socializing starts at 8 AM. See you at this amazing educational opportunity!”

  • When: June 21, 9:00 am to…
  • Where: Hampton Inn & Suites in Alys Beach, 13505 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama Beach, Florida

OTB Architectural Elements – Explore out-of- the-box designs specializing in textured decorative architectural elements for the residential and commercial construction industries.

Alys Beach Home Tour – Behold elegant home designs graced by covered terraces, courtyards, galleries, gardens, fountains and pools — all designed to withstand the strongest hurricanes and last for generations.

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

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AIBD, APA announce 5-part wall bracing webinar series

When you see fully sheathed wood walls with APA’s stamp, you can be confident the home is built with the materials required to meet the most stringent bracing
methods.  Since the early fifties, APA has collaborated with code bodies to improve wall performance.  This collaboration has included a significant evolution in the use of prescriptive wall bracing techniques specifying plywood and OSB.  In high wind and seismic events, APA’s expertise is on display with products that meet the industry’s highest performance standards and wall bracing applications aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic home failure. The three speakers for this webinar series have a combined 63 years experience with APA.

  1. June 26, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. WALL BRACING I:  Why wall bracing and wall bracing strategy.  
  2. July 17, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. WALL BRACING II:  Meeting the code through prescriptive wall bracing.
  3. August 21, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. WALL BRACING III:  Simplified wall bracing and what to provide the building official.
  4. September 18, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. WALL BRACING IV:  Seismic-related provisions and tips to meeting them.
  5. October 16, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. WALL BRACING V:  Building Wood Framed Structures for High Wind Resistance.

For APA’s latest recommendations for building strong, safe and durable
structures, visit www.apawood.org or www.performancewalls.org.

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ARDA Winner LogoAIBD competition…projects are due in two weeks

American Residential Design Awards entries are accepted until June 24th July 1st. Three categories are open to everyone in the industry, eight are reserved for AIBD members only. Use the links below to get more information on how to get your work recognized.


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This week in Columbus: For the love of Longaberger

The Longaberger Company is an American manufacturer and distributor of handcrafted maple wood baskets and other home and lifestyle products. A family-owned and operated business, the Longaberger Company was started by Dave Longaberger and is currently led by his daughter, Tami Longaberger. Longaberger uses direct marketing to sell its products. The Longaberger corporate headquarters is a local landmark and an example of novelty architecture, since it shaped like the company’s biggest seller, the “Medium market Basket”. The seven story, 180,000 square foot building was designed by The Longaberger Company. The building opened in 1997. The basket handles weigh almost 150 tons and can be heated during cold weather to prevent ice damage.

CLICK HERE, to continue reading the full blog post at www.AIBDcolumbus.com.

Registration is now open for the AIBD Convention & iCORD conference (July 29 – August 1) in Columbus, Ohio: www.AIBDconvention.com

REGULAR REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 27th! (limited to only 130 professional registrations)

THE HOTEL ROOM BLOCK CLOSES JULY 6TH! (or until it’s full, which ever comes first)

For more information about the iCORD, the AIBD Convention and to register, CLICK HERE.

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