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The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), a nonprofit professional organization established in 1950, strives to protect and enhance our member's ability to practice their profession. AIBD is committed to providing quality continuing education to ensure that our members remain current with technology, materials, and building codes. AIBD is also committed to establishing and maintaining professional relationships with other trade, business, and professional organizations within the design and construction industry


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January 23, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.

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8 ideas to wow clients and prospects [Monday Minute]

January 16, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.

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