How to turn a costly penalty clause into a well-deserved bonus. [Monday Minute]

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March 14, 2021 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
How to turn a costly penalty clause into a well-deserved bonus.
When you finish a project late, it could cost you.

But when you finish early, there’s no extra benefit to that, right?

Other than less stress that month.

What if there was a way to get paid more for finishing early.

Would that interest you?

Teach me how to get paid more, earlier
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Inspiration to create a private outdoor sanctuary for your clients.

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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Omar Kahn, CPBD #11-150, from Loganville, GA (3/9)
  • Aurora Fain, CPBD #44-810, Houston, TX (2/25)
  • Jessica Pinney, CPBD #05-652, Carmel, CA (1/31)
  • 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).
  • 20 (So Far!) We are on pace to have 30 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?
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Already a CPBD? Know your status.
CLICK HERE, search by name, CPBD#, state, or zip code, and make sure you’re current. 

  • Bhavik Desai, Student Member from TX
  • Gustavo Blanco, Professional Member from FL
  • Fernando Pages-Ruiz, Professional Member from TX
  • Jason Dorow, Professional Member from WI
  • Ryan D. Wegman, Professional Member from FL
  • Luis Diaz, Professional Member from TX
  • John Hart, Professional Member from TX
  • Adam Robinson, Professional Member from NC
  • Omar Khan, Professional Member from GA
  • Ohad Naim, Professional Member from TX
  • Javier Gonzalez, Professional Member from TX
  • Oscar Sorcia, Professional Member from NC
Compass Club Report
(July 1, 2021, through today)

Total Score = 77 points, we’re on pace to reach 114 by June 30th.
Last Year’s Score = 93 points
The Record = 154 pts (2018/2019)

Welcome to our newest Compass Club members.
No new members this week. 😢

Introducing our other new Compass Club members.

  • Jonathan Boone (MS) recruited a Professional member in March.
  • Stefani Thatcher (UT) recruited a Professional member in March.
  • Richard Webster (UT) recruited a Professional member in March.
  • Mollie Ackner (NC) recruited a Professional member in February.
  • Mario Cantu (TX) recruited a Professional member in January.
  • 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.
Our club members are busy working on their own projects this week.😢

Track your points, or learn how to join the AIBD Compass Club.

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).
March 15 – Tuesday @2:00 Webinar – 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / 12 pm MT / 11 am PT – What our Parents Couldn’t Teach Us About the BIRDS and BEES.

March 18AIBD, Central Oklahoma Chapter – 11 am ET / 10 am CT / 9 am MT / 8 am PT. Sustainable Design Uses For Large Opening Glass Walls, by Todd Kilstrom, Nana Walls, Inc.

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Training and Education
3D Rendering Four-Day Softplan Training
Softplan will be hosting training on the mornings of March 22-25.

Classes run about an hour and a half each day for four days.

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