8 ways to make love you may not have thought of. [Monday Minute]

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March 21, 2021 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
8 ways to make love you may not have thought of.
Just because you’ve finished a design doesn’t mean you’re done with the client.

Even after the project completion, there are at least two reasons to keep a client happy:

  1. They’ll come back to you with any remodels or new designs they need.
  2. They’ll recommend you to everyone they know.
Steve discovered something that wows your clients and immediately puts you ahead of your competitors.


Show me this super secret trick my competitors AREN’T doing
What a huge lily pad can teach us about building design
From this week’s #HomeDESIGN Pro Daily, Click here to subscribe.

Giant Amazonian lily pads are the world’s largest and strongest floating plants. How they’re built is inspiring real-world structures from skyscrapers to wind turbines.

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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?
Watch this short video by ProctorU or Email us, certification@AIBD.org.

Already a CPBD? Know your status.
CLICK HERE, search by name, CPBD#, state, or zip code, and make sure you’re current. 


  • Phuong Voong, Student Member from CA
  • Steve Bignal, Professional Member from IN
  • Tom Driscoll, Professional Member from TN
  • Michael K. Gates, Professional Member from CA
Compass Club Report
(July 1, 2021, through today)

Total Score = 79 points, we’re on pace to reach 111 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.
Congratulations! Bernie Kern, for winning the Bill Ding Recruitment Award for 2022. 🎉🎊🥳Bernie recruited his third Professional member since July 2021, earning a complimentary membership renewal.

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. 

Take a Look
Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
April 8 – Coffee With Bernie – 10 am ET / 9 am CT / 8 am MT / 7 am PT

May 19 & 20 – D&B Spring Conference – 12 pm ET to 6 pm ET (daily) – New Technology in Building Design

Be informed about all AIBD events and those hosted by our industry partners at AIBD.org/events.

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
Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average – Free CE Webinar
Sheri Koones will discuss some of the positive aspects of small houses. 

Sheri will demonstrate some characteristics that make a small house feel larger than it is and show some houses where this worked very well.

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Have a triumphant week!

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