Happy Holidays from AIBD! [MondayMINUTE]

December 21, 2020 edition of the AIBD’s MondayMINUTE weekly newsletter.
We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season.
Our holiday office schedule:
  • Closed – Thursday and Friday, December 24 & 25.
  • Closed – Friday, January 1.
Although our website, voicemail, and email is always working, even when we aren’t.
THREE more weeks to enter!

The Building Design Awards is AIBD’s premier award program exhibiting design excellence in all commercial building designs.

All industry professionals are eligible to enter individual or collaborative projects.

However, professionals must be licensed, registered, or statutorily exempted from licensure to perform the work submitted (exemptions vary by state).

Start your submitting your entries today!

AIA bans design of execution facilities and solitary confinement spaces
The American Institute of Architects has adopted a new code of ethics that forbids members from designing spaces for the US Justice system used for execution, torture, or confinement of imprisoned people, as a part of a commitment to “dismantle racial injustice.”
Read more…
CPBD practice test & sample test are both live!

Everyone who is an active Candidate for the CPBD Exam can now log in to the AIBD’s online testing platform at AIBD.org/testlogin and take a 60 minute, 58 question, practice test.

The practice test may be attempted a maximum of five times. There is no additional cost, the practice test is included with your application fee.

If the practice test does not show up in your list of available items when you log in, or if you are unable to log in, contact your Certification Director, Rusty Hudnet, by emailing certification@AIBD.org or by calling 202.750.4900 x2.

If you’re not an approved CPBD Candidate, set up a free account at AIBD.org/testlogin and experience the 10 minute, 10 question, sample test.

Then visit AIBD.org/certification and start the application process, also for free (payment is due when you’re app is ready to submit).

Guide to a Sustainable Office | AIBD High Performance Homes Team

Turning your place of business into a sustainable office will reduce expenses, increase brand awareness, improve productivity, and more.

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  • Jared Douglas, CPBD, from Oklahoma City, OK (November 30)
  • Suzie Segerstrom, CPBD, from Austin, TX (November 30)
  • Luis Alvear, CPBD, from Round Rock, TX (November 23)
  • Jeremy Vincik, CPBD, from Austin, TX (November 18)

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? Take a SAMPLE TESTand then apply online, AIBD.org/certification.

  • Aiesha Mullings, Associate Member from GA
  • Jeremiah Christopher Wade, Professional Member from AL
  • Randy A. Foringer, Professional Member from PA
  • Clifton Joseph Koncaba, Professional Member from TX
Not a member? Join now!
Welcome new Compass Club members

No new Compass Club members these two months. 🙁

We’re currently working on the details for a membership drive in January 2021 that focuses as much on growing the Compass Club roster as it does the membership roster. Look for more info in next week’s Monday Minute and your email inbox.

This month’s mover & shaker
  • AIBD board member, Keith Zoni (Denver Metro Chapter & Central Colorado Chapter), earned one point by referring one new Associate Member. Keith is just 4 points from leveling up to Silver membership.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 12:00 pm EST

Hang out with other important players in the Tennessee residential design industry.

This month’s presentation is “How To Set Your Fees” A pre-recorded presentation by AIBD Fellow, Jim Wright.

Get tips, ideas, advice, and more by being a part of our local chapter.

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

Friday, January 8, 2021, 10:00 am CST

Hang out with the newly forming AIBD, Southeast Texas Chapter centered on the Houston metro area.This month’s lunch-and-learn presentation is by Giacomo Vianini, Technical Sales Manager, at 3DFlow.net. Presenting live from Verona, Italy, Giacomo will teach about photogrammetry and how to use the product, 3DF Zephyr, with Revit and CAD.

Hang out with other important players in the residential design industry. Get tips, ideas, advice, and more by being a part of our local chapter. Although AIBD chapters are regional in nature, anyone and everyone are welcome to attend this event. Click “Join Event” and join us inside.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 11:30 am EST

Wondering what we’re going to do in 2021? Log in and see who else wants to know.
Having issues in your business? Bring them with you to lunch and let’s discuss them.
Working by yourself and could use some collaboration? Join us at noon and show us what you’re working on.
Hang out with other important players in the residential design industry. Get tips, ideas, advice, and more by being a part of our local chapter. 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
Truss Integration | AIBD On Demand Education

Successful Roof Design & Planning

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is helping building designers create more attractive and complex roofing systems by working with intelligent 3D geometry.

Are you using the 3D visual information provided by the BIM software to collaborate with the roof truss manufacturer?

Take this AIBD On-Demand Education course and learn what information to export, how to communicate with the truss system design team, and how to integrate their trusses into your model for clash detection and accurate construction drawings.

Register me now!
High Impact Business Planning Workshop – Business Growth Simplified

Did you know having a business plan helps you grow twice as fast?

High impact business planning workshop teaches you how to get better results.

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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

#HomeDESIGN Pro Daily narrows down all the social media clutter to 12 articles,  1 pic, and 1 video, curated by a human with your interests in mind.

Subscribe to a trustworthy source to scour the internet and deliver to your inbox content worth your time and attention.

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.

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…

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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