New classes added this week! – Focused business training [MondayMINUTE]

April 19, 2021 edition of the AIBD’s MondayMINUTE weekly newsletter.


New classes added this week! – Focused business training now available on-demand.

A library of training videos provided by the Certified Training Institute (CTI), one of our newest CE Providers, now lives on   
Each of the 25+ hours of training is identified and arranged according to the associated areas of knowledge and skills, according to the AIBD’s Building Designer Job Task Analysis (JTA), which is found on pages 39-43 in the CPBD Candidate Handbook.
There are four knowledge areas identified in the JTA – Business Administration, Business Practices, Design Process, and Building Design.
The new Certified Training Institute webpage currently includes instruction in only the first domain – Business Admin. But rather than waiting until all 56 CTI classes are uploaded, we’ll announce each of the parts as they go live (about two weeks apart).
Thanks to CTI, everyone wishing to become better skilled at their craft will have specialized training access.
Whether you’re a CPBD looking for approved Primary CEs, you’re preparing yourself for the CPBD exam, or you want to be the best you can be at what you do, bookmark






AIBD Member Center is now AIBD Hub

It still operates the same as it always has.


It just has a new name (and look).






You still have time to get your 2021 American Residential Design Awards entries in!

  • 14 Categories.
  • Everyone qualifies to enter.
  • No timeline for project completion.
  • Enter as many times as you want.
  • Members receive 30% off entry fees (contact us for the code).
Get all the information and enter at






Congratulations! To our new CPBDs!

  • Deidre Wiegandt, CPBD, from Loleta, CA (April 14)
The count down to “Best Year Ever!”

With only NINE more between now and June 30, AIBD will set a new record for the number of new CPBDs within a fiscal year.
  • 2020/2021 – 38 (So Far!)
  • 2019/2020 – 46
  • 2018/2019 – 44
  • 2006/2007 – 43
  • 2007/2008 – 40
Earn your CPBD designation and become eligible to receive one, two, or three years of free AIBD membership.


Get started today at






Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!
  • Carla Gordon, Associate Member from TX
  • Dierdre A. Wiegandt, Professional Member from CA
  • Jerald Austin, Professional Member from SC
Not yet a member? Join now!


New members are listed here from the previous week. If you’ve joined but do not see your name here, you will probably be on next week’s.





March Compass Club Report
Welcome this year’s new Compass Club members (July through March)
  • Robert Akins (CO)
  • William Burton (TX)
  • Matt Gray (TX)
  • Winford Jones (UT)
  • Alex Nicolas (FL)
  • Scott Tiffany (FL)
  • Randy Young (FL)
This month’s mover & shakers
  • Dan Baumann (MN) has exceeded 5 CC Points (7 in 20/21 and 7 total) and have been elevated to the Bronze Member Level.
  • Bill Murray (TX) has exceeded 5 CC Points (6 in 20/21 and 6 total) and has been elevated to the Bronze Member Level.
Bill Ding Membership Awards Winners
Professional members who have recruited 3 new Professional members or 1 Corporate member during the fiscal year  (July through June) receives a free renewal. Here are our Bill Ding Membership Award Winners (so far) in 20/21.
  • Dan Baumann (3 Professional members + 1 Educator member)
  • Bernie Kern (3 Professional members)
  • Bill Murray (3 Professional members)


Upcoming chapter meetings (and more), on Hopin.

Meeting virtually is not only essential during the current COVID-19 threats; this is how we are keeping our chapters going. As things progress, the meetings may continue to be virtual, actual lunch meetings may be scheduled, or both!


Now, it’s possible to follow the AIBD event on Hopin Explore.

Be a part of a HOPIN event in just 3 steps.

  1. At the scheduled time, enter the event using the link above (Chrome or Firefox produces the best results). If it’s your first time using Hopin, “sign up” and create your profile and avatar (the avatar is optional).
  2. In the LH margin, click on the “Sessions” icon.
  3. One more click – the big button with the chapter name – and you’re in.
A webcam and mic are required to be on screen, but all you need are speakers and a keyboard to attend and participate.
If it’s your first time attending one of our virtual chapter meetings, HERE ARE some great tips, especially ones related to the best browser and how to use “incognito mode.”






Attend the 2021 Committee Action Hearings (CAH) – Group A Codes

April 11 – May 5


This year’s code hearings offer ICC members/non-members, code officials, architects, builders, engineers, fire and energy conservation professionals the opportunity to provide input on proposed code changes to the Group A International Codes®.

Group A will cover the following sections of the IBC and IRC: 

  • IBC-E: IBC Egress provisions – Chapters 10 and 11
  • IBC-FS: IBC Fire Safety provisions – Chapters 7, 8, 9 (partial), 14 and 26
  • IBC-G: IBC General provisions – Chapters 3 – 6, 12, 13, 27 – 33
  • IRC-M: IRC Mechanical provisions – Chapters 12 – 23
  • IRC-P: IRC Plumbing provisions – Chapters 25 – 33
See page 2 of the 2021/2022 Code Development Schedule for details on code chapters, notes, and committee information for the Group A codes.







Training and Education

AIBD Members get 60% off on-demand education!

We’ve increased the discount available to AIBD members when registering for on-demand online education at The normal price for a one-hour course is $50, and rather than AIBD members paying $35, that figure has been reduced to $21. That’s a $29 savings on each course.


We said 60% off; it’s actually 58%, we rounded up.

One course per month (with a month or two off) means you’ve paid for your annual membership and more.

There are three ways to get ahold of the discount code.

  1. Refer to the welcome email received upon joining AIBD.
  2. Go to, log in and click the “Discount Codes” tab.
  3. Contact us at 202-750-4900 or






High-performance home design training by Green Home Institute.
With nearly 50,000 professionals and homeowner’s trained since 2000, AIBD CE Provider Green Home Institute provides top-notch, relevant, and just-in-time live, online, and on-demand education.


Get trained, learn something new, and pick up some continuing education while you’re at it.





Free online CE events by Ron Blank.
Like this one presented by AIBD Corporate member Plastpro.


Design professionals learn about fiberglass entry doors’ physical and structural components and compare their performance to those of wood and steel doors.

Did you know the National Fenestration Rating Council and North American Fenestration Standards have a rating system?

Are you aware fiberglass entry doors can be used to fulfill guidelines relating to ENERGY STAR® and LEED®?






4 weekly tips to improve your life & business

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4x Friday is a concise 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.


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


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The AIBD has ad space available in this weekly e-newsletter, Monday Minute.


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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 want to hear some great career advice, join in the second Tuesday of each month to meet guests who have completed or are currently on their journeys to becoming a CPBD.






Read the AIBD Magazine, Summer Issue.
Featuring the 2020 ARDA winners, the 2020 Summer issue of the AIBD magazine is on the shelf. Please 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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