How the Equinox Member Drive ended (we reached our goal!) [MondayMINUTE]

September 28, 2020 edition of the AIBD’s MondayMINUTE weekly newsletter.
AIBD’s Coffee With Bernie…
…is a monthly “fishbowl” open space discussion hosted by AIBD Internal VP, Bernie Kern, on the second Friday.

This month’s opening topic…

…is to meet your AIBD staff.

Our AIBD staff consists of Executive Director Steven Mickley, Communications Director Garrett Mickley, Certification Director Rusty Hudnet and Administrative Director Amber Thomas.

You may have met them before or even have years of working together with them. But let’s find out up more about who handles our AIBD Institute on a daily basis.

There is a reason why they have been nick-named the A-Team.

Join us for an informal chat. Be prepared to ask questions that may enhance your membership experience.

Find out  something you did not know about your AIBD staff. Bring your favorite coffee cup (or drinking cup) and lets coffee chat with the A-Team!

How does it work?
Bernie will have ten seats open in his “fishbowl” (i.e. Session). There’s only one rule – one seat must always stay open. This is so anyone attending may join the discussion when they feel they have something to contribute or get. Everyone will also be able to network and chat.

A fishbowl conversation is a form of dialog that can be used when discussing topics within large groups.

The advantage of fishbowl is that it allows the entire group to participate in a conversation.

Any member of the audience can, at any time, occupy the empty chair and join the session.

When this happens, an existing member of the fishbowl must voluntarily leave the fishbowl and free a chair.

The discussion continues with participants frequently entering and leaving the fishbowl.

How do I network?
There are also two chatboxes. One for the event, and another one inside the session.

Use the “people” tab to find someone registered, and call them out by name using the “@” symbol before their name in the chatbox.

Or click their profile and send them a private message.

Register me now!
How the Equinox Member Drive ended (we reached our goal!)
Not only reached it but smashed it!

Since the last Monday Minute, AIBD has grown by 49 members.

That’s 250% more than our goal of 20. Check out the awesome list of names below.

Listed below are the names of those who were identified as recruiters, thanks for helping us grow!

  • Dan Bauman
  • Debra Blessman
  • Antonio DaSilva
  • Richard Emigh, FAIBD
  • Larry Gilland, FAIBD
  • Janet Hobbs, FAIBD
  • Mike Keesee, FAIBD
  • Bernie Kern
  • Karl Koning
  • Hannah Luthman
  • Megan Musgrove
Total, we’ve welcomed 149 new members (some returning) this quarter, with three more days to go. Our goal was 60.

AIBD is on pace to add 600 new members this fiscal year (between July 2020 and June 2021).

  • Alegre Angel  | Professional | TX
  • Berrios Patrick  | Professional | TX
  • Crabtree Chelsea  | Professional | TX
  • Davis Joel Lee  | Professional | NC
  • Diaz Fenelon  | Professional | MI
  • Dougan Matthew  | Professional | AZ
  • Frisk Phil  | Professional | WA
  • Fry Jeffrey G. | Professional | OK
  • GASKA GINTAUTAS  | Professional | MI
  • Godshalk Craig  | Associate | AL
  • Gomez Miguel  | Professional | TX
  • Gomez Ramon  | Associate | TX
  • Goneau Marcel O | Professional | NC
  • Gonzalez Oscar  | Professional | TX
  • Haney Jay D. | Professional | TX
  • Hershberger Ken  | Professional | IN
  • James Dennis  | Professional | TX
  • Landry Michael  | Professional | LA
  • Lattie Anthony H. | Professional |
  • Lawrence Wilbert-Michael  | Professional | CT
  • Lehman Amzie O | Professional | IN
  •  Loggie Joe Mark | Professional | TX
  • Lopez Antonio Jose | Professional | FL
  • Madden – Brown Heather MADDEN | Professional | FL
  • McCarren Ryan  | Professional | VA
  • McNaughton Jeffrey C | Professional | AZ
  • Meyer Mark  | Professional | TX
  • Missroon Michael  | Professional | CO
  • Moller Tracy  | Professional | MD
  • Morris Christine K. | Professional | AZ
  • Oosterman Matt  | Professional | AR
  • Powell Michael  | Professional | CO
  • Rengifo Carlos E. | Associate | VA
  • Roeder Mike  | Professional | CA
  • Scott Joshua  | Professional | AL
  • Sichelstiel Krag  | Professional | MD
  • Slack Daniela Munoz | Professional | VA
  • Sperling Amy  | Professional | MO
  • SWEETING GREG  | Professional | FL
  • Swink L Dwaine | Professional | NC
  • Szeliga Scott  | Professional | MD
  • Thomas FASID Michael  | Professional | CA
  • Thompson Phil  | Professional | NV
  • Toote Selandia  | Associate | CO
  • Tregidga John D | Professional | WA
  • Waldeck Chris  | Professional | OH
  • Wesley Gregory  | Professional | CA
  • Williams Micheal  | Professional | CA
  • Wright Paula G. | Professional | TX
Not a member? Join now!
  • Annilee Waterman, CPBD, from Wylie, TX (September 24)
  • Jessica Frick, CPBD, from Austin, TX (September 11)
  • Alberto Rodriquez, CPBD, from Austin, TX (September 8)
  • Jacqueline Ford, CPBD, from San Dimas, CA (September 8)
No one earned their Certified Professional Building Designer certification this past week. We continue to celebrate the five designers above during the month of September, as well as the 13 other new CPBD’s in Q3 2020.

Directed by Rusty Hudnet, the AIBD certification program is on pace to award 70+ new certifications in the 2020/2021 fiscal year (June to July).

Not certified? Check out the Candidate Handbook and apply online,
Welcome new Compass Club members
  • Dan Baumann (Minnesota), 2 points
  • Matt Gray (Texas), 2 points
  • Bill Murray (Texas), 4 points
  • Jorge Uribe (Texas), 2 points
This month’s movers & shakers
  • No one has changed levels this month, but many are just one point away.
Other Compass Club point earners in July
  • Bobby Morales (Florida), earned 1 point and with 9 more he will earn his Silver Compass Club lapel pin.
Save the Date!
November 12 & 13, 2020 – Design & Build Fall Conference, Orlando, FL

AIBD continues to improve its proceedures during these challenging times.

As of today, the D&B Fall Conference is planned to be offered as a “Hybrid Event.” Meaning, you will have the opportunity to attend virtually, or in-person AND virtually.

Among the ongoing planning, according to the Conference Committee:

  • Local regulations are being monitored.
  • Continuous bi-weekly planning talks with our A-Team and the Orlando Science Center (the intended location of the in-person event).
  • Industry partners and our trainers are actively involved.
  • The local AIBD Chapter and local HBA are actively involved.
  • WHO small meeting recommendations are being followed.
  • Full refunds for pre-registration or transfer to full virtual attendance.
Let’s Talk Certification October 13
Tuesday, October 13, at 3:00 pm EDT (Tentative)

We are working on confirming a guest from AIBD’s online proctoring service, ProctorU. The interview will discuss how virtual test delivery has evolved during the pandemic, how AIBD’s quest to become ANSI accredited will affect online test delivery, and what are some of the most common issues that delay test takers and proctors from launching and exam, and how we can resolve them in advance.

If you’re interested in becoming a building designer, want to earn your CPBD designation, or wish to hear some excellent career advice, this is the podcast for you (click to register).

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 11:45 to 1:30 pm EDT
Make plans to join us for our monthly (virtual) lunch and learn presentation (lunch is on your own).

Although AIBD chapters are regional in nature, anyone and everyone are welcome to attend this event. Come on in, click “Join Event.”

Friday, October 2, 2020, 12:00 to 1:30 pm CDT
Our guest speaker is Denny Miller of OmniBlock, “the best thermally efficient building system on the market today!”

Although AIBD chapters are regional in nature, anyone and everyone are welcome to attend this event. Come on in, click “Join Event.”

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 11:30 to 1:15 pm EDT
Make plans to join us for our monthly (virtual) lunch and learn presentation (lunch is on your own) by Josh Bailey of Henry.

Josh will be presenting the Evolution of WRBs: selecting the right protection for your project.

Although AIBD chapters are regional in nature, anyone and everyone are welcome to attend this event.

Come on in, click “Join Event.”

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12:00 to 1:30 pm EDT

Make plans to join us for our monthly (virtual) lunch and learn presentation (lunch is on your own).

Although AIBD chapters are regional in nature, anyone and everyone are welcome to attend this event. Come on in, click “Join Event.” 

Oct 16, 11:45AM to Oct 16, 1:30PM EDT

Hang out with other like-minded achievers in the residential design, engineering, and construction industries.

Our guest speaker is Richard Kasper, Manufacturers’ Agent at Richard J. Kasper & Associates, Inc., who will introduce us to Daltile Perennial Porcelain Roof Tile.

Although AIBD chapters are regional in nature, anyone and everyone are welcome to attend this event.

Click “Join Event” and join us inside.

Oct 16, 1:30PM to Oct 16, 3:00PM EDT

An educational and networking event for those in building design, construction, and architecture.

Although AIBD chapters are regional in nature, anyone and everyone are welcome to attend this event.

Click “Join Event” and join us inside.

NADRA’s Deck Evaluation/Inspection Certification Program – October 7th, 2020
This program will allow the industry professional the opportunity to employ the ability to safely evaluate a deck using the new Deck Evaluation / Inspection APP. This APP has been developed specifically for industry professionals as a comprehensive tool, to be used to properly assess the safety issues of a deck.

After the Deck Evaluation Class the individual will understand how to analyze the following deck components, issues, and more:

  • Stairs
  • Footings and Posts
  • Joists
  • Joist Connections
  • Girders
  • Ledger Connections
  • Deck Boards
  • Handrail Assemblies and Guards
  • Recognize proper and improper fasteners
  • Assess hardware or material corrosion
  • Review of the safety standards of all (decks, stairs, guards) structures
Each registrant must sign up individually.
Sign up
Training and Education
Webinar – Changes to the Florida Building Code, October 6.
If you’re offering design services in Florida, you’ll want to know the important changes to the Florida Building Code taking effect on January 1.

The chairman of the FHBA Codes & Standards Committee, Mike Keesee, FAIBD, will present the sections of the code he feels are the ones that affect residential building designers the most.

Examples include a new floor-to-floor limitation for stairs, decks and porch provisions, glazed door clarifications, soffit construction, sheathing fastenings, and more.

Register me now!
Introducing the NFPA Learning Path for the Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) Exam
It’s completely flexible online training—you can choose individual learning modules to fit your unique needs or a full learning path for the most comprehensive exam preparation.

The CFPE Learning Path provides the content you need to know—from the source—with options to fit your schedule.

Register me now!

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.
4 weekly tips to improve your life & business
Would you enjoy getting a short email from me (Steve Mickley) every Friday, that provides a little morsel of fun before the weekend?

4x Friday is a very short email I send out with four of the coolest things I’ve found, learned, or experienced that week.

It could include new products, ideas, tips, articles, hacks, and tricks.
Mostly building design and construction-related things, but maybe some weird stuff I dig up along the way, too.

It’s very short. A tiny bite of goodness before you head off for the weekend.

Sign up now

Featuring the 2020 ARDA winners, the 2020 Summer issue of the AIBD magazine is on the shelf, read it now.

“When I was elected in 2018, I had a long list of goals.” Writes our Immediate Past President. Read what Karen Kassik-Michelsohn is proud of accomplishing.

“Building a better residential design profession, one designer at a time.” Writes AIBD President, Bernie Kern. Read about his objectives for 2020/2021.

Read the next issue of AIBD magazine…

You don’t need more content, you need more clarity.
This paper separates the signal from the noise.

All narrowed down to 12 articles,  1 pic, and 1 video, chosen by a human with your interests in mind.

If you’re looking for a trustworthy source to scour the internet and compile what’s worth your time and attention, subscribe to the #HomeDESIGN Professional Daily.

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.

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.
Have a triumphant week!

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