March 10, 2014. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

AIBD Community_MarketingAIBD launches new industry forum.

The MondayMINUTE is happy to announce the official opening of the new AIBD Community. The new online forum has incorporated the best of LinkedIn and the resource functionality of Facebook. There are even other features that neither plat form has, such as searching for already posted resources by category and key words. There are groups already established for AIBD members and some for non-members, as well.

Everyone registered in the AIBD database (i.e. those of you getting this e-newsletter) is already a part of the community. But feel free to invite anyone you know who may be interested being a part of a residential design social community.

To get started, go the AIBD Member Center from the home page:, log in to your account and click on the link below the community logo to enter the forum. You will first be asked to accept the site’s terms and conditions, then you’ll have the opportunity to set up your profile and how you would like to be notified about the activity in the forum.

To start now, CLICK HERE.

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NCBDC Marketing Color smallNCBDC exams in Florida, March 27 & 28.

The National Council of Building Designer Certification is hosting all ten CPBD exams in Sarasota, Florida in conjunction with the AIBD Florida Society event to be held there on March 29th. If you qualify, register for the full exam or some retake exams by contacting Steve Mickley, AIBD Executive Director, by phone at 800.366.2423 x1105 or by emailing

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Florida Society announces March event.

Mark your calendar, the AIBD Florida Society General Membership Meeting is March 28 & 29. The Board meeting will be held Friday the 28th and the GMM will be held Saturday the 29th and will include educational opportunity as well as a model home tour. Location will be the Lakewood Ranch, a very successful development in Sarasota Florida. Stay tuned – more information to come shortly follow the society’s Facebook page:

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Save the dates for April activities in Colorado.

April 11, 2014: The AIBD Colorado Society will host a volunteer
day at the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity.

April 25 & 26, 2014: AIBD Colorado Society Spring Conference in Lakewood, CO.

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Ohio AIBD 1Ohio reports successful “Business of Design” seminar.

Ohio President Ron Danne reports a great turnout for last Saturday’s OH society Winter Meeting. Twenty-two members heard from the Studer brothers (Mike & Paul) as part of our “Business of Design” series regarding the ins & outs of running a successful design firm.

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AIBD execs to attend AEC Hackathon.

Internal VP David Pillsbury and Executive Director Steve Mickley are representing AIBD this coming weekend at AEC Hackathon 1.1. A first for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction Industry, the AEC Hackathon is a non-profit event that creates on-the-spot teams of technologists and industry stakeholders to shape the future of our built environment. The hackathon provides a playful, exploratory environment where disruption and creative ideas are the essential tools for innovation. The AEC community faces fresh new problems that urgently need brilliant minds to solve them.

The event is open to all professionals in the AEC industry, to learn more visit their website:

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This week in Columbus: Foodie Mecca .

Registration is now open for the AIBD Convention & iCORD conference is July 29 – August 1, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio:

I know, I know, Columbus is a foodie Mecca? Are you serious? Why yes, I am. Columbus has a surprising breadth of food and restaurant options. Our rich cultural diversity of German, Irish, Japanese, Indian, Hispanic and Somalian backgrounds, have played a huge part in building our foodie wonderland. Just a few steps from our hotel, in the area known as the Short North, you will find unlimited dining opportunities to explore. Directly behind the hotel you’ll find the North Market, which is home to a plethora of wonderful independent food vendors. Neighboring the hotel is Martini Modern Italian, a Cameron Mitchell restaurant along with his newest concept just up High street, The Pearl

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

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More events ahead.

    • March 27-28 – NCBDC Exams, Sarasota, FL
    • March 29 – AIBD Florida General Membership Meeting.
    • April 2 (rescheduled from 1/29) – AIBD Georgia 1-day educational conference, Alpharetta, GA
  • April 2-4 – AIBD California Annual Conference, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
  • April 11 – AIBD Colorado Volunteer Day, Pike’s Peak Habitat for Humanity
  • April 24 – AIBD Washington Spring Conference, Simpson StrongTie facility, Kent, WA
  • April 25-26 – AIBD Colorado Society Spring Conference in Lakewood, CO
  • 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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