November 13, 2017. What’s happening @AIBD_National?


UCM Chapter of AIBD Earns Chapter of the Year Recognition

The University of Central Missouri student chapter of the American Institute of Building Design has been recognized as the AIBD Student Chapter of the Year for the second consecutive year.

For more information, we encourage you to check out the article postd on the official University of Central Missouri website.


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The AIBD Winter Conference registration is open!

You said you wanted to be able to register earlier and we listened! AIBD Winter Conference registration is open today.

The AIBD Winter Conference will be in Clearwater, Florida, from February 2nd through the 3rd.

Get 40% off your registration price if you register before the end of November.

For educational session information CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE for the schedule.

To register CLICK HERE.


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Start the process to become a Certified Professional Building Designer today.

Standard Setting will conclude at the end of November, 2017.

As a building design professional, you know that credentials and experience are the keys to your success. You have the experience, but to advance your business you need tangible proof of your qualifications. NCBDC Certification is the solution.

Since 1958, the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) has been helping building design professionals further their careers by providing impartial third party testing and accreditation.

We are currently in the standard setting phase of our new CPBD exam. Now is a great time to get the process started.

For more information on the standard setting phase, check out the AIBD Blog.

Or, go to to get registered right away.


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21st Century Building Expo & Conference is seeking speakers.

Ending this Friday (November 17th)!

The 21st Century Building Expo & Conference and the North Carolina Home Builders Association annually accept presentation proposals for General Session Seminars to be presented as part of the Educational Conference. The submission period for 2018 is now OPEN!

Consider sharing your knowledge and business expertise through teaching. While you’re there, mention your affiliation with AIBD. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017. The show is being held September 11-13, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

Contact Alison Barnes with any questions, (919) 676-9090.

CLICK HERE for more information and submission forms.


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AIBD Palm Beach Chapter RIPPLE on Friday, November 17th.

Join us for a complimentary lunch and learn this Friday sponsored by Fypon and Thurmatru.

Earn both AIBD (CEs) and AIA (LUs).

And hang out with some really cool home design/build professionals.

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Lighthouse Diner, 1510 US-1, Jupiter, FL 33469

Save the Date – 1st Annual Mark Shone Mini Golf Classic
December 15 – Proceeds go to the AIBD scholarship fund. Starting with lunch at 1:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Cove Mini Golf, N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL.

*Residential Industry Professional People’s Lunch and Education (i.e. Lunch and Learn).


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Design & Construction Week is coming back to Orlando, FL!

Design & Construction Week ® (DCW) features the co-location of the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show ® (KBIS) and the NAHB International Builders’ Show ® (IBS).

In 2018, this co-location of tradeshows and markets occurs in Orlando, Florida, again January 9-11. The fifth annual DCW will bring together 80,000+ design and construction professionals in the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry.

AIBD members receive special discounts to explore the exhibit floors of both shows—a combined total of 2,100+ exhibits! Register for your DCW expo pass today.


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Building Proportions and the Golden Ratio of Design – Improve Your Design

Improve your designs when you learn to “see the math” of the Golden Ratio.

Have you ever looked at a home design and felt something was a little “off”? Your proportions may be incorrect. Learn to apply the Golden Ratio, Fibonacci numbers, and regulating lines to your designs and solve all of your proportion issues.

Mathematicians around the world and all through history have studied this ratio. They’ve found that certain rules and ratios can account for aesthetically pleasing compositions in nature, art, and building design. You will learn to see the Golden Ratio everywhere as well as calculate it with formulas, number sequences, and display it graphically.

This course is presented by winner Kevin Holdridge, CAPS, CGP, CPBD. Learn how to improve your home designs by starting the course now.

  • Improve your designs – Your designs will automatically be what our subconscious already considers beautiful
  • Fix designs that don’t seem right – Assess designs and pinpoint exactly what needs fixed
  • Figure out proper proportions – Proper proportions are the key to aesthetically pleasing designs

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 for the member code.

The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) 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.


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Upcoming Cadsoft events for the month of November, 2017:

Webinar: Roofs

Learn the following tools:

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

When: November 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Webinar: Worksheet Tools

Learn how to…:

  • Add text and dimensions to inserted views
  • Use the drawing tools to enhance the views
  • Modify views that have been inserted
  • And more!

When: Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Webinar: Quotes and Quantities

Learn how to customize your quantity information to incorporate extra elements and create formulas to achieve customized quantities.

When: Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free


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SoftPlan online training for 2017

2017 SoftPlan Training Dates


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Upcoming FREE GreenHome Institute events and training!

Comparing Residential Green Building Rating Systems Pt 2: Energy Program Baselines -Free CEU Webinar

  • Learn the basic requirements and opportunities to reduce energy in green certifications.
  • Know where to get more information energy ratings, labels, and credits.
  • Articulate which energy program(s) make sense for your clients based on foundational goals.
  • And more!

When: November 15, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
Where: Online
Cost: Free


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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

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


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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.


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Welcome new AIBD members!

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

Jack Morgan
Daniel Vogel
Craig Wilson

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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 “” to reach out and exchange information with other professionals in the building designer industry supporting the AIBD mission.


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Motivation for your Monday!

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ― Steve Jobs



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