Meet AIBD’s FIRST Certification Director – MondayMINUTE

June 29, 2020 edition of the AIBD’s MondayMINUTE weekly newsletter.
Meet AIBD’s first Certification Director.
Rusty Hudnet, a senior member of the AIBD A-Team, has completed the Institute of Credentialing Excellence‘s (ICE) Certificate Program for the Credentialing Specialist and is being elevated to AIBD Certification Director.

As an ICE Credentialing Specialist, Rusty has gained insight into the eco-system of certification from a program’s conception, through its development and delivery, to maintenance and improvement.

Rusty is a former building designer who began five years ago providing part-time admin support to the National Council of Building Designer Certification, or NCBDC, the body within AIBD responsible for the Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) program.

For the past few months, his focus has been solely on the CPBD program and in just a short time, the results have been very positive.

Let’s celebrate!
AIBD turns 70 years young on July 11th! More candles mean a bigger wish, so we’re throwing a party all weekend!

The celebration kicks off July 10 at 10 am (EDT) on Coffee With Bernie. Then, a four-day membership drive runs through midnight on July 13.

Existing members can earn a free renewal by recruiting three new members.

New members get 12 months for only $70. 

ARDA Global Choice voting begins Wednesday!
You be the Judge!

Each year, the world is invited to help choose the American Residential Design Award’s Global Choice Award winner.

Voting begins July 1st and goes to July 31.

Mark your calendar and set aside a few moments to vote for your favorite.

Then make plans to be on hand at the AIBD Awards Gala on August 15th at the Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Links: maybe link the program title to the landing page, but I’m okay with no links, too.

The National Council of Building Designer Certification is a designated body within the organization, charged with governing the Institute’s professional certification examination program.
Applications to join the Council are always accepted and those who will serve for a one-year term are chosen at the Council’s Annual Meeting, August 13, 2020. To be considered, all applications must be a CPBD and submit their application on or before June 30.
  • Grant Castilow, Professional Member from FL
  • Joseph R. Dobbs, Professional member from AL
  • David J Nutter, Associate Member from FL
  • Fred W. Tobin, Associate Member from OH
Not a member? Join now!
  • David Ranjbar, CPBD, from San Antonio, TX (June 25)
  • Hollis Jasmine, CPBD, from McKinney, TX (June 22)
  • Lee Ronald, CPBD, from Heber City, UT (June 19)
  • Bernie Kern, CPBD, from Colorado Springs, CO (June 17)
  • Jason Albert, CPBD, from Canal Fulton, OH (June 15)
Not certified? Check out the Candidate Handbook and apply online,
AIBD moves forward with Summer Conference planning.
“Protect Our Neighbors,” the next phase in Colorado’s reopening plan, officiall took effect last Thursday!

That means, the AIBD Summer Conference, and ALL of its typical events may move ahead. The event is scheduled for August 13-15. Here’s the proposed schedule.

AIBD agrees with Gov. Jared Polis, “These kinds of activities need a way that they can function without jeopardizing the lives of those who attend.” Therefore, there will be limited seating and other safety policies.

We are also working with the Antlers Hotel to provide a “hybrid” event, giving those who are unable or reluctant to travel, the opportunity to attend virtually.

Coffee With Bernie, July 10.
Join Bernie Kern, AIBD’s newly inducted President (by then), to virtually celebrate AIBD’s 70th Birthday and launch a new and exciting membership drive.

Share coffee (bring your own), questions, ideas, stories, and more. Anything goes (almost anything) at Coffee With Bernie, a free event hosted by AIBD using Hopin.

Advanced registration is not required, but if you want to receive automated reminders, do it now!

Register me now!

Central Florida’s Chapter will be meeting virtually July 22, 2020!

The meeting room will open at 2:00 PM, 5 minutes prior to the presentation.

The presentation will then begin and take place from 2:05-2:45 PM and be followed by a meeting from 2:45-3:00 PM.

The presentation will be done by Roman Rock.

Training and Education

We’ll show you how to increase your fee levels, raise your conversion rates, avoid scope creep, and improve client relationships, with a simple change to your fee proposal strategy.

– 85% of participants say it’s the most useful course they’ve completed
– 99% say they’d recommend it to their coworkers
– Over 3,000 Design Professionals have taken the training course


“Your Fee Proposal Training paid for itself 20-30 fold in 48 hours. Thank you, I feel empowered.”
-Ramsay Smith

“Conversion rate went through the roof! It’s been a huge benefit to me.”
-Earl Anderson

“You’ll be surprised how effective it really is!”
-Lukas Armstrong


The AIBD has partnered with Ron Blank & Associates to offer educational content relating to the knowledge areas and skills identified by AIBD’s building design practice analysis, which forms the foundation for AIBD’s Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) Exam.
The courses have been sorted according to the four domains of the exam:
  1. Business Administration,
  2. Business Practice,
  3. Design Process, and
  4. Building Design.
Find AIBD on iHeartRADIO.
Listen to the AIBD podcast, Let’s Talk Certification, on iHeartRADIO, a free broadcast, podcast and streaming radio platform founded in 2008.

Thanks, to the work of AIBD Communications Director, Garrett Mickley, ten episodes are currently available featuring Sam Morgan, Jeremy Farner, Brendan Smythe, Miguel Villalobos Sandoval, Casey Thompson, Kristen Kaiser, Pamela Macior, Dan Turner, Larry Stephenson, Past AIBD President, David Pillsbury, and AIBD Certification Director, Rusty Hudnet.

If you’re interested in becoming a building designer, want to earn your CPBD designation, or just want to hear some great career advice, join in the second Tuesday of each month to meet guests who have successfully completed, or are currently on, their journeys to becoming a CPBD.

Tired of the noise on social media?
You’re not alone. But there are still tons of good content online.  Let AIBD filter out all the “noise,” for you.

Subscribe to the AIBD’s weekday online newspaper, The #HomeDESIGN Professional Daily.

Expect a dozen or so key articles and blog posts that our editors think you will find interesting and relevant to building design. The best part, you DON’T have to belong to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.

Find new job opportunities with AIBD using robust search filters.
Set up a Job Alert to have relevant newly posted jobs sent directly to your inbox and be the first to see and apply to those open opportunities.

An uploaded resume in your job seeker account makes applying quick and easy.

  1. Search for jobs and apply filters to just view jobs relevant to you.
  2. When the jobs populate, enter your email address on the pop-up window.
  3. Once completed, you will receive an email asking you to activate the job alert.
  4. Click the link to receive emails containing only jobs that match your criteria.

The official publication of AIBD has a new issue! Check it out. Featuring the 2020 BDA winners.
Have a triumphant week!

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