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September 5, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
Happy Labor Day, everyone!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the hardworking people who make our country great.
Labor Day is a time to celebrate the many contributions that workers have made to our society, and we are proud to be part of a country where the labor force is so strong.
Thank you for your dedication and your contributions, and we hope you have a happy Labor Day!
How to know the difference
A new software app for Home Designers will be launching soon.
Do you want to become a Beta user? 

This app will assist users with Wall Bracing Panel sizing and placement. 

IRC Wall Bracing is one of the most cumbersome and confusing parts of the building code. 

This new app will help you calculate and produce wall panel drawings quickly and accurately.

If you would like to become one of the first to use and offer feedback as a test user, please reach out.

This opportunity will only be offered to AIBD members and seats will be limited.

Please email info@bracelinecalc.com for more information.

The Shower Versus Bath Debate
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This article addresses the shower versus bath debate. 


The bathroom layout examples found on Architonic discuss both options’ pros and cons.

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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • John Sylvain, CPBD #05-653, Vallejo, CA (8/30)
  • Elena Brindle, CPBD #44-818, Red Rock, TX (8/1)
Our new fiscal year is off to a great start.
  • 6 new CPBDs in 2022/2023
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
An email went out to every CPBD inviting them to set their password and begin using the app for uploading their CE certificates.


If you missed the email, do NOT set up a new account. Contact Rusty.Hudnet@AIBD.org to get you connected to your profile.


  • 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. (Record pace = 208 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.
  • No recruitment action happening this week.
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, dloveday@lovedaydesigns.com.
  • September 13 – AIBD, Down East – Meeting in person at the Street Hardware in Downtown Greenville, NC. For more information, contact len@vshomedesign.com.
  • September 15 – AIBD, Central Florida – Meeting in person at the Greater Orlando Builder Association.  For more information, contact jamie.muroski@mytsghome.com.
  • September 15 – AIBD, Charlotte Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • September 23 – AIBD, Denver Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • September 30 – AIBD, Central Colorado – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • October 1 – AIBD, OKI – Meeting in person at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus 240 E. Kossuth St. Columbus, OH. For more information, contact tbeeker@prodesignservices.net
  • 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.
All AIBD events (and more) can be found at AIBD.org/events.
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Our conference replays will give you everything you need to know.
It’s hard enough to find the time and resources to attend a conference, let alone learn from it. 


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Have a triumphant week!

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