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October 05, 2020 edition of the AIBD’s MondayMINUTE weekly newsletter.
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.

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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.

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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.

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Congratulations, President Bernie Kern!
Leading by example, our president, Bernie Kern, has become a Diamond Member of the AIBD Compass Club.

By recruiting his fourth Professional member this fiscal year (July to June), Bernie has earned 51 Compass Club points, one more than needed to become an elite Diamond Member.

At 51 points, Bernie is now third on the all-time Compass Club leaderboard, behind Mike Keesee and Richard Emigh.

Want to learn more about the Compass Club? Keep reading…

Welcome new Compass Club members
No new members this past month, but a lot of moving and shaking going on among the existing recruiters.

This month’s movers & shakers
  • AIBD President, Bernie Kern, moved to the top tier – Diamond Member. He has earned his “Bill Ding Membership” award (one year of complimentary membership) and is now third on the all-time list of Compass Club point earners.
  • AIBD Fellow, Mike Keesee, has earned his 74th Compass Club point, moving him to within 6 points of the all-time Compass Club point leader, Richard Emigh.
  • Dan Bauman (Member since 10/1/20) has immediately recruited three Professional Members and has earned his “Bill Ding Membership” award (one year of complimentary membership).
Other Compass Club point earners in July
  • Megan Musgrove recruited a Professional Member and is now two points away from earning her Bronze Compass Club pin.
  • Janet Hobbs also recruited a Professional Member in September. With a couple more recruits she will be moving to Gold status.
  • Baumann Daniel T | Associate | MN
  • Bakaitus David Wayne | Professional | PA
  • Burns George W | Professional | TN
  • Dusseau Vernon E. | Professional | WA
  • Eason Glenn  | Professional | TX
  • Ford John  | Professional | CA
  • Fox Grant William | Professional | NC
  • Gannaway Andrew Gregory | Professional | TX
  • Gilpin Timothy J. | Professional | FL
  • Heyl Kel  | Professional | MN
  • Hoo Norman  | Professional | LA
  • Land Guy M. | Professional | TN
  • McKenzie Marcus E. | Professional | TX
  • Peterson Donald McLeod  | Professional | TX
  • Porecca Timothy P. | Professional | TX
  • Quintero Baltazar  | Professional | TX
  • Rodriguez Alberto  | Professional | TX
  • Sanders Rob  | Professional | TX
  • Stoddard John West | Professional | TX
  • Sweeting Greg  | Professional | FL
  • Tibbits Jordan  | Professional | TX
  • Trotter Mark  | Professional | CA
  • Webster Richard  | Professional | UT
Not a member? Join now!
  • Ryan Dale, CPBD, from Lancaster, PA (September 29)
  • Richard Webster, from South Jordon, UT (September 28)
  • 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)
If you’re a certified member of AIBD, did you know that we have a whiteboard marketing video that you may license to use on your website? Check it out on YouTube and then schedule a meeting with our executive director.

Not certified? Check out the Candidate Handbook and apply online,

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, 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.
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Training and Education
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.

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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.
AIBD Members: Lenovo’s Semi Annual Sale
Like your favorite sweater, find the tech that fits your needs during Lenovo’s Semi Annual Sale and save big on tech such as Think, Legion Gaming, Idea systems and more, now through Oct. 11, 2020.

AIBD members:
or call 1-800-426-7235, ext. 3569 (M-F: 9am- 9pm ET, Sat: 9am-6pm ET)

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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