5 steps to developing laser focus and happy business growth. [Monday Minute]

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June 26, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.


5 steps to developing laser focus and happy business growth.

Are you “Stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime?”


When project opportunities come along, do you jump at all of them?

Are you missing out because you said yes to something that’s not paying off?

Build a filtering system that gives you laser focus and brings along the jobs you excel at.

Watch now

Meet our newest CPBDs!

Please help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Erik Scheuermann, CPBD #10-264, from Ft. Lauderdale, FL (6/19)
  • Lori Lowery, CPBD #34-172, from Clayton, NC (6/12)
  • Nicholas Waite, CPBD #20-105, from Charleston, ME (5/31)
  • John LaStrape, CPBD #44-833, from Sugar Land, TX (5/5)
The CPBD Sample Test is free and available 24/7 without an appointment.


How can we help? Reach out to your Certification Director, Rusty.Hudnet@AIBD.org. You can also call 800-366.2423 x2.

Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!

  • Pedro Michel Del Pino Garcia, Associate Member from FL

Compass Club Report 

Help us welcome, and thank our newest Compass Club members.
  • Ryan Gardner (WA) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • Joe Selbi (OK) recruited an Associate member in April.
  • Douglas Moore (CA) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • Darren Hollyman (OR) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • Bruce Hollenbeck (KS) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • 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.
  • James Lucia (FL) (Silver Member) recruited a new Student Member, moving him one point closer to the Gold Level.


Upcoming chapter meetings, conferences, and more.

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Training and Education

American Training Solutions
  • August 16, 2023 – Carbon-Neutral Building Solutions, 12:00 pm to 4:45 pm EDT (4.0 AIBD P-CEs,  4.0 AIA HSW). A full-day live webcast. Tickets are free.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
AEC Daily
  • September 12, 2023 – AEC Building Insight Event. Registration opens soon.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
  • July 11, 2023 –  Broadview Heights, OH, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (8.0 AIBD P-CEs, 8.0 AIA HSW, 4.0 GBCI General Hours), Tarrant County College District – South Campus, Fort Worth, TX (A live classroom event). Tickets are $100.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
Design & Build Nashville
  • August 4 & 5, 2023 – The Science in Design: How Science is changing the value and dimension of the design industry. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel,  TN. A hybrid conference experience. Ticket prices vary. Get more information.
Chicago Build Expo
  • October 11 & 12, 2023 – The Midwest’s leading construction and design show. McCormack Center, Chicago, IL. A live conference experience. Tickets are FREE.

Design & Build Nashville: The Science of Design

August 3 – 5, 2023
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, TN


Events in the ballroom are streamed live.

  • Leadership huddles and the Annual Membership Meeting.
  • The annual Compass Club Party.
  • Architectural Tour.
  • American Residential Design Awards dinner.
  • College of Fellows inductions.
  • Eight hours of continuing education credits.
  • And more…
Call the hotel and reserve your room today – (615) 320-1700
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SkillsUSA Architectural Drafting Competition Results!

As a part of the enormous SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference this past week in Atlanta, Georgia, three high school and three college students were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals for their winning entries in the Architectural Drafting Competition.


AIBD member firm Davis Bews Design Group in Tampa, Florida, awarded the three high school winners more than $2500 in scholarships and the AIBD College of Fellows $3500 split between the secondary and post-secondary medalists.

The contest costs and the AIBD scholarships were underwritten by a generous group of AIBD members who contributed funds.

A total of 60+ students competed in the event. Each is a Gold Medal winner at their respective state SkillsUSA competitions, which earned them access to the national contest.

Watch your inbox for more details and images of the projects the students submitted.

Have a triumphant week!

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