Sets on it, hangs from it, basic engineering for Building Designers. [Monday Minute]

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August 29, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
Sets on it, hangs from it, basic engineering for Building Designers.
Whatever it is, a wall, a beam, a header, it’s designed to support something that either sets on it or hangs from it.
Sometimes, both.
The total load that either sits or hangs is made up of two parts, live load, and dead load.
As building designers, it’s our job to think about those things.
How to know the difference
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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Elena Brindle, CPBD #44-818, Red Rock, TX (8/1)
  • Megan G. Musgrove, CPBD #04-106, Dover, AR (7/25)
  • Donald Anderson, CPBD #22-222, Chelmsford, MA (7/22) 
  • Vachana Rao, CPBD #44-18, Austin, TX (7/13)
  • George L. Russell, CPBD #44-816, San Antonio, TX (7/7)
Our new fiscal year is off to a great start.
  • 5 new CPBDs in 2022/2023
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
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  • Gary Halsey, Professional Member from FL
  • Alan Quinonez, Professional Member from FL
  • Michael R Thomas, Professional Member from GA
  • Darrell Fussell, Professional Member from LA
  • James H.Macaluso, Professional Member from LA
  • Don Stevenson, Professional Member from SC
  • Steve Bumbalough, Professional Member from TN
  • Bryan Gordon, Professional Member from TX
  • Callan Johnson, Professional Member from TX
  • James A. Pounds, Professional Member from TX
  • Mike Worthen, Professional Member from UT
  • Jet Harkey, Student Member
Compass Club Report: Record Pace Continues!
The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).
Total Score = 36 points. (Pace = 222 by June 2023)
Last Year’s Score = 120 pts. (2021/2022)
The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)


Welcome to our newest Compass Club members.

  • Beatriz Castro (TX) recruited a Professional member in August (And with it reached the 2500 Compass Club point plateau)
  • Heather Baldwin (OH) recruited a Professional member in August.
  • Angel Silva (TX) recruited one new Professional Member in July.
Click here to learn more about Compass Club.
This week’s movers and shakers!
  • Sam Morgan (Bronze Member – UT) has recruited one new Professional member and earned the points needed to reach Silver Membership. Congrats! Sam! 🙌
  • Andy McDonald (LA) is credited for one new Professional member and has leveled up to the Bronze. Congrats! Andy! 🙌
  • School is in session, and Bruce Yancey (Bronze Member – OK) has recruited five new Student members. He is only three points from becoming a Silver Level Member.
  • Mike Keesee (💎Member – FL), the founder of the Compass Club, increased his points to 17 in August and 96 overall by recruiting another Professional Member. Almost to 100!
Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • September 9 – Coffee With Bernie – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • September 23 – AIBD, Central Oklahoma Chapter – Meeting in person. For more information, contact the new chapter chairman, Donnie Loveday,
  • September 23 – AIBD, Denver Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • September 30 – AIBD, Central Colorado – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • November 9 & 10 D&B Technology (Virtual) – Noon ET to 6 pm ET (daily).
  • March 3 & 4 – D&B North Myrtle Beach (Hybrid) – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
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