A Change to the NEC we might be talking about for a long time. [Monday Minute]

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March 20, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
A Change to the NEC we might be talking about for a long time.
In 2018, one-year-old Azra Herrera was in a walker and pulled a crockpot off the counter, causing severe burns.

The electrical code says to provide a receptacle in islands, and many times, it’s installed below the countertop.

A new change in the electrical code is intended to prevent these types of accidents.

But will it?

Watch this video now.
Meet our newest CPBDs!
Please help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Scott Cook, CPBD #41-117, from Waterboro, SC (2/27)
  • Luis A De Jesus, CPBD #44-829, from Plano, TX (2/3)
  • Lloyd Minick, CPBD #44-828,  from Hillsboro, OR (1/30)
  • Joel Lopez, CPBD #44-827, from Leander, TX (1/27)
  • Allen McDonnell, CPBD #14-103, from Morton, IL (1/3)
Here are our stats so far this Fiscal Year.
  • 23 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 33 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019You can pass the exam. 
Our Certification Director is taking a well-deserved vacation.

Rusty Hudnet will be away from his computer until Monday, March 20. Anyone passing the exam or submitting their CEs will be notified shortly after that.

Meanwhile, you can email him at Rusty.Hudnet@AIBD.org. But you won’t be getting a reply until next week.

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Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!
  • Chris Egner, Professional Member from WI
  • Jim Garrard, Professional Member from TX
Compass Club Report 
Help us welcome, and thank our newest Compass Club members.
  • Christopher Turner (TN) recruited an Associate member in February. 
  • 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:

Bronze Member Keith Zoni (CO) has recruited an associate member to move from leveling up to the Silver level within four points.

The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).

  • Total Score = 56 points. (Our pace = 87 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 97 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)
Save the Date! – Design & Build Nashville.
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 
Events in the ballroom are streamed live.
Preconference – August 3
  • Leadership huddles and the Annual Membership Meeting.
  • The annual Compass Club Party.
August 4 & 5
  • Architectural Tour.
  • American Residential Design Awards dinner.
  • College of Fellows inductions.
  • Eight hours of continuing education credits.
  • And more…
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Training and Education
Unlock Student’s Potential and Achieve Career Success
The GPTC course was NOT designed to focus on any brand of software. That’s part of the mess we are in now as an industry. Instead, the intent is to focus on the structure and nature of Object-Based CAD. 

Then, the graduate is flexible and has more incredible opportunities. 

We should teach critical skills and the “nature” of the available tools. 

Every state may teach a different software. However, if adequately trained in terms of structure, it doesn’t matter.
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Pandemic Fuels Modular Building Boom
by builderonline.com

Scalability challenges remain post-Katerra, but modular builders invest in manufacturing facilities to meet increased demand.

Shared by AIBDonline

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Have a triumphant week!

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