March 31, 2014

FT@2 Logo SMALLThe First Tuesday @ 2:00.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Join us for the First Tuesday @ 2:00 (p.m. ET) and learn about the International Code Council’s cdpACCESS. What’s cdpACCESS? How can you as a design professional use it to get more involved in the code development process? Attend this session and have these questions answered, as well as take a tutorial on how to register and become a cdpACCESS user, learn what things ICC will be improving in the near future, and become more active in the development of America’s building codes.

This is no joke! It’s the same topic as last month. If you weren’t able to make the March presentation you may not have know that our presenter couldn’t make it either. The topic is now the April program.

For more information and register, CLICK HERE.

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The AIBDCA annual conference begins Wednesday.

The AIBD California Society has partnered with Skyline College to host a dynamic three-day “Building Design + Building Science” conference. The event features three keynote speakers, over a dozen educational sessions, a home tour, workshops and opportunities to network. To get more information about the sessions, the speakers and the social events, CLICK HERE.

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CE opportunities and quarterly meeting in Atlanta.

Join the AIBD Georgia Society Wednesday at Digital Interiors in Alpharetta, GA. Educational presentations will be presented by Ludowici Roof Tile, Genesis Elevator Company, Architectural Visions, Inc. and Digital Interiors. The society will also host its first quarterly meeting of 2013.

To get more information, CLICK HERE.

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I Commit BannerThe 2014 Membership Drive starts tomorrow!

With such talented and passionate members, it only makes sense that more is better, and that a larger membership means a richer network of talent and ideas for all of our members to take advantage of.


Taking a cue from the old adage that “two heads are better than one” AIBD is reaching out to its member base and setting forth a lofty goal – gain 100 new Professional members between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. So far, we are at 26. To reach this goal, we need 74 members to say, “I commit” to recruiting one new member between now and June 30th. Are you in?

With each new member, you will be entered into a drawing taking place during the First Tuesday @ 2:00 webinar programs on May 6, June 3, and July 1, 2014. On each of the three programs, one $200 Visa gift card will be given away to someone who recruited a new member in the month or months before. In addition, you could win a $100 Amazon gift card just for signing up. That totals an opportunity to win $700.

Do you commit? simply fill out the form below and let the recruiting begin. CLICK HERE.

New and Renewed Members:

During the membership drive application fees are waived, which means a savings of $45 to $70, depending on where you live. In addition, one new member will win a complimentary registration to the International Conference on Residential Design – AIBD’s Annual Convention  in Columbus, Ohio; plus 50% off the already discounted hotel rate at the Hilton Columbus Downtown  hotel.

Not a member? Get your discount early by joining today! CLICK HERE.

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AIBD Fellows are easily identified at formal AIBD functions by their white dinner coats and gold medallions. Here, College Chancellor Jim Lucia is presenting one of many scholarships awarded by the College.

AIBD Fellows are easily identified at formal AIBD functions by their white dinner coats and gold medallions. Here, College Chancellor Jim Lucia is presenting one of the many scholarships awarded by the College. Photo by Doc List.

College of Fellows seeks inductees.

College Chancellor, Jim Lucia, FAIBD, announced this Saturday at the Florida Society General Membership Meeting the AIBD College of Fellows will be inducting three new Fellows each year for at least the next five years.

The honor of membership in the College of Fellows may be bestowed upon a Certified AIBD Member who has notably contributed to the advancement of the building design profession by excellence in design, or by excellence in design in combination with excellence in education, literature or public service. Any AIBD Certified Member may nominate another AIBD Certified Member for admission the AIBD College. This does not have to go through an AIBD State Society or Chapter. You may nominate someone from another state or another chapter if you think a member is qualified for the College.

For more information on the requisites and to download the nomination form, CLICK HERE.

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Apply to be a member of the Board of Directors.

The AIBD Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2014/2015 Board of Directors. Each year, four officers and three district directors are elected for a one-year term that begins at the AIBD National Convention (July 29, 2014). This is your chance to be a part of the exciting changes and growth of your organization. All goal oriented, self-starting, and organized Certified Professional and Professional members with communication skills may apply. To learn more about the responsibilities of a Board Member, visit The deadline to submit your application is May 15, 2013.

To get more information and to download the application, CLICK HERE.

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This week in Columbus: Welcome to the Greatest Circus (House) on Earth!.

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


The Sell’s Brothers Circus was founded in 1871 in Dublin, Ohio and quickly became the country’s second largest circus. famous for its traveling pack of elephants and crazy side shows.

One of the founders, Peter Sells, built a home in Victorian Village that you can’t miss. The looming, red stone, Romanesque home, with it’s dramatically flared roof was built in 1895. It was designed by Frank Packard and is situated on Dennison Avenue, across from the entrance to Goodale Park, just steps from our convention hotel…

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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.

    • 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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