One state is messing with its exemptions; let’s get involved. [Monday Minute]

February 07, 2021 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
One state is messing with its exemptions; let’s get involved.
We are smack dab in the heart of the 2022 legislative season. Only seven states have not yet convened.The bills submitted in each state are monitored on a state-by-state basis.

Meanwhile, there’s a considerable risk that your state’s senators and representatives are talking about something and we don’t know about it.

Stopping proposed legislation is like fighting cancer. The sooner it can be detected, the better the chance for successful treatment.

This video shows how you can protect your industry.

How can I get involved?
This Is Why High Ceilings Are So Popular in Southern Architecture?
From this week’s #HomeDESIGN Pro Daily,
Click here to subscribe.Not the most mysterious old home feature, but definitely one that looks good and works.

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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Jorge Menendez, CPBD #44-809, Coppell, TX (1/21)
  • Joshua Derrick, CPBD #41-114, North Augusta, SC (1/18)
  • Jeremiah Dillow, CPBD #10-261, from Brandon, FL (1/11)
Follow our progress (July to June).
  • 19 (So Far!) We are on pace to have 32 in June.
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020
  • 44 in 2018/2019
It’s a testament to your expertise—like a badge of honor. It demonstrates to clients and employers that you are experienced and committed to following best practices and standards.
Want help scheduling your exam?
Watch this short video by ProctorU or Email us, a CPBD? Know your status.
CLICK HERE, search by name, CPBD#, state, or zip code, and make sure you’re current.

  • Joel Clark, Professional Member from WA
  • Vernon E. Dusseau, Professional Member from WA
  • John K. Honea, Professional Member from GA
  • Kara McCoy, Professional Member from OH
  • Hannah Peele, Professional Member from NC
  • Sergio A. Peralta, Professional Member from CA
  • Thomas Edward Rogers, Professional Member from GA
  • Anaïs Schenk, Professional Member from TX
  • Edward R. Smith, Professional Member from FL
Compass Club Report
(July 1, 2021, through today)Total Score = 51 points, we’re on pace to reach 86 by June 30th.
Last Year’s Score = 93 points
The Record = 154 pts (2018/2019)

Welcome to our new Compass Club members

  • Mollie Ackner (NC) recruited a Professional member in February.
  • Paul Brown (MO) recruited 16 Student members in December.
  • Brian Smith (TX) recruited a Professional member in December.
  • Dinesh Shah (TX) recruited a Professional member in November.
  • Jason Orlowski (TX) recruited a Professional member in September.
  • Roya Azimzadeh (MO) recruited a Student member in August.
  • Geoffrey S Jones (OK) recruited a Professional member in August.
  • Steve Smith (TX) recruited a Professional member in August.
  • Casey Thompson (NC) recruited a Professional member in July.
  • Ron Globke (OH) recruited a Professional member in July.
This Week’s Movers and Shakers.
  • Soon we’ll be launching a new referral program that will make earning Compass Club points easier, and faster.
Does Reality “Design” TV Constipate You? A touch Crampy?
Us too!Announcing the birth of ANTI-REALITY-TV!

Finally, a program produced by Designers to reveal the REALITY of Design & construction.

It’s time to pull back the curtain to let the Homeowner see Oz.

Watch our Intro and give us your thoughts.

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Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • February 19 (virtual) – AIBD, Coffee With Bernie (10:00 am ET / 9:00 CT / 8:00 MT / 7:00 PT) – Bernie’s guest speaker is Harry Boody of Energy Innovations by Harry Boody, from North Carolina. The only HVAC designer that offers a lifetime guarantee on “not to exceed” energy usage.
  • February 19 (In-person only) – AIBD, OKI Chapter, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET, Lunch & Learn by Kohler and TruExterior. Bucca di Beppo, 60 E. Wilson Bridge Road,  Worthington, OH 43085. The Cost is $35/person and first-time guests are free. A door prize is generously being offered by Andrew from TruExterior. Please RSVP by February 5th to (801) 652-3117 or
  • February 24 & 25 (Hybrid) – Design & Build Winter Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund G & L Conference Center, 4225 Interwood N Pkwy, Houston, TX 77032.
Be informed about all AIBD events and those hosted by our industry partners at
AIBD VP to speak at Chicago Build
Design Support services – How to optimize your design business with remote support
Good help is hard to find. In many cases, design professionals shoulder the burden of the bulk of their design workload in lieu of delegating it to an effective support team.Join Benjamin Tabolt, Global Product Portfolio Manager – Services with MiTek and Internal Vice President with AIBD as he shares his story of building a successful design support company.

Eventually, Ben’s team was acquired by MiTek and he currently is working with over 2,100 staff supporting hundreds of design customers all over the world.

Come discover the benefits of an effective support team and how they can help free you up to unlock your full potential as a design professional.

Register for free
Unleash the Power of BIM in Your Project Designs
LotSpec brings automation to the process of creating lot specific documents used for permitting and construction and includes a powerful set of tools for building master plan documentation used for bidding and approval processes.
Training and Education
The SoftPlan Quick Start introductory class will be held February 8th – 11th.
Classes meet from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CSTSoftPlan’s introductory class will teach you the basic skills you need to create complete custom house plans.

You’ll learn how to draw a complete house plan in 2D and in 3D and how to generate elevations and sections, all from the convenience of your own office.

You’ll also be able to ask the instructor questions and interact with the class. See a full itinerary and visit their website for more class offerings.

This class will be conducted using our newest version, SoftPlan 2022! Regardless of the SoftPlan version you’re on, this introductory class will teach you the basics of using SoftPlan.

Each class is $195.00 per person. Classes fill up fast, register today.

phone 800-248-0164

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