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October 19, 2020 edition of the AIBD’s MondayMINUTE weekly newsletter.
3D printed ADUs are available in California.
Mighty Buildings is a construction technology company based in Oakland, CA, that creates homes using 3D printing, robotics, and automation.

Mighty Buildings is certified under California’s Factory Built Housing program to create units utilizing 3D printing and is the first company to achieve certification under the UL 3401 standard for evaluating building structures and assemblies.

Their 3D printers use a thermoset composite called Light Stone Material (LSM) that hardens when exposed to UV light, making it a more effective building material than concrete.

Take a 360-degree walkthrough tour of their eight models.

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November, Member Recognition Month!
November is a month known for giving thanks and we want to show you how much we appreciate you with a full month of FREE on-demand education.

AIBD members, log in to your profile in the member center and click the FREE EDUCATION tab (visible November 1 to 30) to access hours of prerecorded AIBD webinars, seminars, and training.

Not an AIBD member? Join now to gain full access on November 1.

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.
  • Terry Luken, Associate member from WI
  • Rebecca Hauser, Associate member from CO
  • Blue House Energy, CE Provider from NS
  • Tommy Davis, Professional member from FL
  • Nizam Emamdie, Professional member from FL
  • William I. Temple, Professional member from TX
  • Graciela Patricia Mechler, Professional member from TX
  • Kari Heid, Student member from MN
  • Patrick Grenier, Student member from GA
  • Abran Gonzalez, Student member from CA
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,

Vote America!
2020 has been a crazy year. The upcoming election has the potential to be a disaster.

No matter which candidate you prefer, voting early—whether by mail or in person—is in your favor.

The more complete and early votes can be counted, the less disaster there will be.

Nearly all states are accepting votes by mail, request your mail-in ballot today.

Early voting polls are beginning to open. Find the closest one to you. is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization that does not support or oppose any political candidate or party.

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.

Oct 27, 11:45AM to Oct 27, 1:30PM 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.

Oct 30, 1:30PM to Oct 30, 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.

Nov 4, 11:45AM to Nov 4, 1:30PM 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.

Nov 6, 12:45PM to Nov 6, 2:30PM EST
Our guest speaker is Ron Leon from OpenSpace.AI.

OpenSpace Photo is a great way to get started with complete construction photo documentation.

Photo is the simplest way to capture smaller areas and quickly generate photo RFIs, issues, and observations.

With advanced software features like Procore and BIM360 integration, field notes, and PDF and JPG export, Photo is a full-featured 360 photo documentation solution.

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

Click “Join Event” and join us inside.

Nov 10, 11:30AM to Nov 10, 1:15PM EST

Our guest speaker is Dale McLauchlin of Marvin Windows and Doors.

Discuss with Dale the benefits of using composite materials, what the pultrusion process is, and how it’s used to fabricate high-performance windows (AIA HSW credits available).

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

Click “Join Event” and join us inside.

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.

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.

Members are invited to join the free UPS® Success after Success. NBA Hall of Famer Grant Hill Talks Business webinar on Thursday, October 22nd to hear about Grant Hill’s response to challenges that could have ended his basketball career and his winning mindset to business.

In this exclusive VIP event, Grant, the founder of Hill Ventures, Inc. and Atlanta Hawks Vice-Chairman, goes one-on-one with Gerard Gibbons, UPS President of Small Business and U.S. Marketing, to talk about what it takes to overcome setbacks and how to adapt your business game plan to set yourself up for success.

  • Hear Grant’s mindset for problem solving and finding ways to adjust in life and business after unexpected events or setbacks
  • Learn why diversity is important in business and how to harness the power of diversity to transform and differentiate your business
  • Discover how Grant manages his time and priorities as a business person
  • Hear the qualities Grant thinks are essential for entrepreneurial success, and what he looks for in the small businesses he invests in
  • Learn three things about UPS to help set up your business for success
REGISTER NOW to learn more!
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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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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