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October 17, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
It’s better weight than never when it comes to building design.
We got a question via email last week,


“When calculating dead loads, where do you find weights for windows and doors when they’re not in the product catalog?”

Wait…they’re not in the product catalogs?

Steve found the answer (and built a free resource for you)
How haunted houses helped develop Kansas City’s West Bottoms
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Every Halloween, thousands flock to the West Bottoms’ enormous attractions, some of the country’s oldest and most successful haunted houses.

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Custom Finishes for Fine Homes
Siding & Trim, Custom Patterns, Ceiling Boards and Shiplap.


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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Ronald Leija, CPBD #44-824, from Houston, TX (10/10)
  • Joseph Hall, CPBD #44-823, from Austin, TX (10/5)
  • Anaïs Schenk, CPBD #44-822, from Austin, TX (9/29)
  • Amzie O. Lehman, CPBD #15-112, from Shipshewana, IN (9/29)
Our pace is holding strong.
  • 12 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 40 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
AIBD has a new CE APP, and it’s already been updated for the first time. If you haven’t already logged into your CPBD profile, contact for your individualized login information.


  • Manuel Gutierrez, Student Member from OK
  • Ivan Huerta, Professional Member from TX
  • Kenny Troung, Professional Member from TX
Compass Club Report: Doing much better than last year.
Welcome to our newest Compass Club members.
  • Hunter Godfrey (TN) recruited a Professional member in September.
  • 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.
The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).
  • Total Score = 43 points. (Our pace is slowing = 145 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 120 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)
Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • October 20 – AIBD Peer Groups-Business Planning – 1:00 to 3:00 pm EDT. Meet online via Go2Mtg. Join the Group, and the meeting link will be sent by email.
  • October 20 – AIBD, Charlotte Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • October 21 – AIBD, Denver Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • October 28 – AIBD, Central Colorado – Virtual, on Hopin,
  • November 5 – AIBD, Central Oklahoma – Online Chief Architect Roundtable, 11 am to 4 pm ET, virtual – 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.
All AIBD events (and more) can be found at
Training and Education
Inflation Reduction Act & Housing – Benefits – Concerns? Free CE Webinar Tickets, Wed, Oct 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM
What are the benefits of the IRA new and existing home projects? To Homeowners and Developers?
Find out for free and receive a CE upon completion
What’s the difference between membership and certification?
Our membership services director shared the three questions she’s most asked.


One is, what’s the difference between membership and certification?

Click here to find out!
Have a triumphant week!

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