4 Important Things I Learned from the Field [Monday Minute]

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January 09, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
4 Important Things I Learned from the Field
Lately, I’ve been pondering our responsibilities as building designers to provide accurate construction drawings and how to react when there’s problems in the field.

Not too long ago, I made a HUGE mistake.

In this video, I share with you the story, how I fixed it, and how I prevent problems like this from happening again.

Watch the video. You’ll want to take notes on this one.
Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Allen McDonnell, CPBD #14-103, from Morton, IL (1/3)
  • Sergio Lozano-Sanchez, CPBD #44-826, from Austin, TX (12/14)
There are less than six months left in our Fiscal Year. Here are are our stats so far.
  • 19 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 36 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
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Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!
  • Charles Scott, Professional Member from GA
  • Allen W. McDonnell, Professional Member from IL
  • Olivia Berg, Professional Member from MT
  • James Andrew Burden, Educator Member from PA
  • Paul Wenke, Associate Member from CO
Compass Club Report 
Help us welcome, and thank our newest Compass Club members.
  • Jason Aselin (NH) recruited a Professional member in October.
  • Elias Rodriquez (TX) recruited an Associate member in October.
  • Javier Gonzalez (TX) recruited a Professional member in October.
  • 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 = 51 points. (Our pace = 109 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 97 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)
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Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • January 4 – AIBD Board of Directors monthly meeting. Contact President Benjamin Tabolt to make arrangements to attend.
  • January 10 – AIBD, Down East Chapter In person – 6:30 to 8:30 pm EST – 3 Reasons You’re Stuck Growing Your Business. – 5th Street Hardware,  120 W. 5th Street, Greenville, NC  27858. 
  • January 12 – AIBD, Susquehanna Valley Chapter In person – 12:00 to 1:30 pm EST – The Evolution of a Proven Building Method, by Mid-Atlantic Timber Frames – Arthur’s Terrace, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • January 13 – Coffee With Bernie, Virtual, 8:00 am MST – Planning for 2023 and another episode of “Share a House.”
  • January 19 – Discover the Game Workshop, Virtual, 10:00 to 11:30 am CST
  • January 19 AIBD, Charlotte Metro Chapter, Virtual, 3:00 pm EST
  • January 20 – AIBD, Denver Metro Chapter, Virtual, 11:30 am MST
  • January 20 – AIBD, Central Oklahoma Chapter, In Person – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm CST – Contact Chairman Donnie Loveday for the details.
  • January 27 – AIBD, Central Colorado, Virtual, 11:30 am MST
  • January 31 – AIBD Pizza Party (Please RSVP) – 6:00 to 8:00 pm MST – Naked City Pizza, 4608 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
  • January 31 to February 2 – Design & Construction Week – Visit the AIBD exhibit booth to recharge, and catch up.
  • March 1 – 2023, ARDA registration opens.
  • March 3 & 4 – D&B North Myrtle Beach (Hybrid) – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • August 3 & 4 – Annual Meetings (Hybrid)Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN
  • August 4 & 5 – D&B Nashville (Hybrid)Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN
  • August 5 – 2023 ARDA GalaLoews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN
All AIBD events (and more) can be found at AIBD.org/events.
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