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November 13, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.


Where architects and designers learn to believe they can walk on water.
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Help us congratulate our new CPBDs
  • Calvin Ballard, CPBD #06-125, from Aurora, CO (11/8)
  • Maria Jaimes, CPBD #44-838 , from Autin, TX (10/31) 
  • Edgar Rivera, CPBD #44-837, from Austin, TX (10/3)
  • Aishah Coleman, CPBD #33-109, from New Rochelle, NY (9/29)
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!
  • Tony Davis, Professional Member from FL
  • Raul Sal, Professional Member from NY
The following loyal and devoted AIBD members have reached a milestone in the month of October.
Please help us celebrate their achievement by thanking them for their many continuous years of support.
  • B.J. Kramer  | TX  | 10/26/1973
  • Danny Buckner  | TX  | 10/24/1974
  • Larry Belk  | OK  | 10/7/1976
  • Terry Fairhurst  | TX  | 10/27/1978
  • Douglas Bowman  | VA  | 10/10/1980
  • Hugh Sprague  | OK  | 10/22/1982
30+ YEARS 
  • Alan Kent  | TX  | 10/1/1984
  • Hans G. Lee  | TX  | 10/1/1985
  • Kevin M. Young  | TX  | 10/18/1985
  • Larry James  | LA  | 10/6/1988
  • Alvin Stecker  | IA  | 10/6/1988
  • Peter E Hetherman  | FL  | 10/18/1989
  • Robert Matthews  | CO  | 10/18/1989
20+ YEARS 
  • Jeffrey Overman  | TX  | 10/14/1994
  • Michael T. Keesee  | FL  | 10/2/1995
  • Rich N Rokisky  | OH  | 10/10/1995
  • Timothy Ross Boatright  | TX  | 10/9/1996
  • Randal H Arnold  | TX  | 10/15/1997
  • James M. Holland, Jr.  | WV  | 10/2/2000
  • John S. Craycroft  | CA  | 10/9/2001
Compass Club Report 
Join us in welcoming our newest Compass Club Members (Jul-Sep 2023):
  • Ahren Rhoden (WA) recruited their first member in September.
  • David Frank (FL) recruited their first member in August.
  • Steven Beard (TX) recruited their first member in July. 
If you are unfamiliar with the Compass Club, check it out at AIBD.org/CompassClub.


Upcoming chapter meetings, conferences, and more.
  • November 14 – AIBD, Down-East (In Person) 6:30-8:30 am ET, 5th Street Hardware, 120 W. 5th Street, Greenville, NC, for dinner and a round table discussion “Architectural Construction Documents – What Needs to be Included.”  RSVP to len@vshomedesign.com.
  • November 17 AIBD, Tri-State OKI (Virtual) 10:00 am ET, Balancing aesthetics and functionality in home design. Explore strategies for achieving a balance between aesthetics and functionality in residential design, ensuring that homes are both visually appealing and practical for their occupants. 
  • November 17 – AIBD, Denver Metro (In-Person) 11:30 am MT, Updated Kitchen Appliances and Smart Appliances. Roth Living, 742 S. Broadway, Denver, CO.
  • November 28 – High-Performance Homes Team, (Virtual) Live Streamed Podcast, 4:00-5:00 pm ET.
  • December 1 – AIBD, Tampa Bay (In-Person) 12:00 pm ET. Duffy’s Sports Bar, 1580 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL. Seating is limited. RSVP by email to TKish@mail.usf.edu
  • December 5 – Tuesday @2:00 Webinar – AI, Web3 & Architecture (Virtual), 2:00-3:00 pm ET. Sponsored by Hauska
  • December 7 – AIBD, Puget Sound (Virtual) Meet your new Chair and Vice Chair and establish goals for future meetings. 
  • December 8 – Coffee with Bernie (Virtual) 8:00 am MT. Bernie concludes his 3-month Building a Strong Foundation series with Networking and Collaboration. Be ready to answer the questions: Why is building relationships with industry professionals essential? And what are the issues encountered during collaboration with other professionals?
  • December 14 – AIBD, Portsmouth (Virtual) 3:30 pm ET, What’s your best resource?
  • December 15 – AIBD, Denver Metro (Virtual) 11:30 am MT, Air Sealing by Brittany Tupper of Sashco.
  • March 7 & 8, 2024 – Design & Build North Myrtle Beach (Architectural Technology In Action) – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
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