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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

AIBD Blog

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4 ways to easily get more referrals and better construction drawings. [Monday Minute]

December 05, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.

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Architecture and construction job examples that will inspire you!

If you are looking for a career that is both creative and challenging, then architecture and construction may be just what you are looking for.

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The most common legislative threat to building designers comes from someone other than you think. [Monday Minute]

November 28, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly … Read More

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