How to avoid costly mistakes when using as-built drawings. [Monday Minute]

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October 02, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.


How to avoid costly mistakes when using as-built drawings.

This week, Steve shares another story of an epic failure.It is a mistake we all know how to avoid, yet it still happens.This week he delves into what as-built drawings are, their different types, and why they can be risky in residential construction.

More importantly, Steve provides practical advice on how to navigate the challenges and not be held liable for someone else’s errors.

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  • Melissa McKay, CPBD #15-113, from Mishawaka, IN (9/6)
  • Kevin Paver, CPBD #10-266, from Fort Myers, FL (8/30)
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Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!

  • Sarah Adams, Professional Member from CO
  • Quentin Blake, Professional Member from AZ
  • Kevin Brown, Student Member from OH
  • Mauricio Hernandez, Associate Member from LA
  • James Keith Miller, Professional Member from FL
  • Ramiro Ramirez, Professional Member from TX
  • Christopher Morris Sanders, Professional Member from CA
  • Timothy Schrock, Professional Member from IN
  • Ira Walker Thomas, Professional Member from WA

The following loyal and devoted AIBD members have reached a milestone in the month of September.

Please help us celebrate their achievement by thanking them for their many continuous years of support.
  • John Dame (TX) – 9/25/1986
  • Jimmy Goen (TX) – 9/28/1987
  • Gary Morrell (AZ) – 9/20/1990
  • Dale Munsterman (CA) – 9/25/1990
  • James Wright (OH) – 9/1/1993
  • Kevin Young (TX) – 9/23/1993
  • Timothy Bricker (FL) – 9/8/1994
  • Charles Reynolds (OH) – 9/20/1994
  • Dwight Miller (PA) – 9/29/1994
  • Thomas Wade (NC) – 9/25/1996
  • Bruce Yancey (OK) – 9/4/1997
  • Todd Rice (TX) – 9/30/1997
  • Tony Weremeichik (FL) – 9/9/1998
  • Scott Hyman (TN) – 9/21/1998
  • Allen Beaumont (FL) – 9/14/1999
  • Thomas Amorin (MD) – 9/13/2000
  • Scott Diettert (WA) – 9/29/2000
  • Randall Smith (FL) – 9/10/2001

Compass Club Report 

Join us in welcoming our newest Compass Club Members (Jul-Sep 2023):
  • Ahren Rhoden (WA) recruited their first Associate Member (September).
  • David Frank (FL) recruited their first Student Member (August).
  • Steven Beard (TX) recruited their first Professional Member (July).
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Upcoming chapter meetings, conferences, and more.
  • October 5 – AIBD, Tampa Bay Chapter (In Person) 12:00 pm, Maggiano’s Little Italy, 203 Westshore Plaza, Duffy’s Sports Grill, 1580 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609. Round Table Topic: How to work with in-house and outsourced licensed professionals for projects. Cost: lunch on your own. Please RSVP at
  • October 12 – AIBD, Central Florida Chapter (In person) 12:00 pm ET at GOBA-Greater Orlando Builders Association, 1953 Clayton Heritage Way, Maitland, FL 32751, Sponsored by Vero Building Systems, presenting an introduction to SCIP (Structural Concrete Insulated Panels).
  • October 12 – AIBD, Portsmouth Chapter (Virtual) 3:30 pm ET. Join them for a brief introduction to the Matterport App, tools that create 3D walk-throughs and additional features.
  • October 13 – Coffee with Bernie (Virtual) Bernie begins a new 3-month series: Building a Strong Foundation. He leads off the quarter with Micro-Business Management, how to set up your business, financial planning and budgeting, and productivity tips.
  • October 20 – AIBD, OKI Chapter (Virtual) 10:00 am ET. This session will discuss the impact of technology on residential design, including smart home systems, building information modeling (BIM), and virtual reality tools.
  • October 20 – AIBD, Denver Metro Chapter (Virtual) 11:30 am MT. Shaunna Mozingo of the Mozingo Code Group, LLC will present the major changes to the Residential Building Codes for 2021 and how we, as designers, can accommodate them.
  • October 27 – AIBD, Portsmouth Chapter (In-Person) 10:30 am ET. A walking tour of historical Portsmouth by the Historical Society.  Take a guided walking tour of historical Portsmouth downtown with the Portsmouth Historical Society, lunch, and a sketching session. The tour is $20 per person, and lunch is on your own. Please RSVP by email to
  • October 31 – The High-Performance Homes Team (Virtual) 4:00 pm ET, join the HPHT as they delve into the chilling world of home design ‘horror stories.’ Uncover the terrifying truths and spine-tingling tales from the crypt of home construction. Don’t dare to miss it!”
  • March 7 & 8, 2024 – Design & Build North Myrtle Beach – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
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Training and Education

American Training Solutions
  • October 17, 2023 – Mixed topics, 7:45 am to 5:30 pm EDT (3.0 AIBD P-CEs & 2.0 AIBD E-CEs,  5.0 AIA HSW). Maggiano’s Little Italy – North Park – Dallas, TX (A live classroom event). Tickets start at FREE.
  • October 19, 2023 – Mixed topics, 7:45 am to 3:25 pm EDT (4.0 AIBD P-CEs & 2.0 AIBD E-CE,  6.0 AIA HSW). Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center, Portland, OR (A live classroom event). Tickets start at FREE.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
AEC Daily
  • October 17, 2023 – AEC Building Insight Spotlight Event (Virtual). Registration opens soon.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
  • October 10, 2023 – Durham, NC, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (8.0 AIBD P-CEs, 8.0 AIA HSW, 2.0 GBCI General Hours), Maggiano’s Little Italy, 8030 Renaissance Pkwy #890, Durham, NC 27713 (A live classroom event). Tickets are $100.
  • October 10, 2023 – Charlotte, NC, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (8.0 AIBD P-CEs, 8.0 AIA HSW, 2.0 GBCI General Hours), Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211, (A live classroom event). Tickets are $100.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
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 North Myrtle Beach
  • March 7 & 8, 2024 – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
North American Deck & Railing Association 
  • October 29, 2023 – NADRA’s Deck Evaluation/Inspection Certification Live Webinar 9-1 pm ET. A full-day live webcast. Tickets start at $209.
  • December 8 & 15, 2023 – NADRA’s Decks Done Right Education Program Live Webinar, Two-Part series 9-2 pm ET – Part I  December 8th and Part II December 15th. A full-day live webcast. Tickets start at $299.
  • January 3-5, 2024 – NADRA 2024 Summit and 2023 National+ Deck Competition Awards. Find Hotel Reservations HERE Sponsorship and tickets are coming soon!
Structural Insulated Panel Association
  • January 29-31, 2024 – SelectSIPs Expo and Annual Meeting 2024, Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale, 4415 E Paradise Village Pkwy S, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Full conference tickets starting at $720.
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