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January 23, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
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How I’ve used the plan reviewer to help me get paid
You’re a designer, and you want to make more money. 


It’s tough to get your drawings approved quickly- and if they’re not approved, then you don’t get paid. 

In this week’s video, Steve discusses how you can speed up the plan review process and make more money in the long run. 

Check out Steve’s tips on how to get your drawings approved quickly
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!
  • Darrin James Hollyman, Professional Member from OR
  • Senad Smajic, Student Member from BA
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.
This week’s movers and shakers.
  • Thanks! Silver member, Sam Morgan, for earning your 3rd point this year by recruiting a new Associate member.
The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).
  • Total Score = 52 points. (Our pace = 95 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 97 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)
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BIM for Small Practices
BIM is for more than just large projects.


See the attached project as an example of an efficient design & drawing process using Revit to produce a planning application, drawings & 3D models, and constant project visuals during the design process.

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