American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

AI is transforming the way we create. [Monday Minute]

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November 27, 2023 edition of the AIBD's Monday Minute weekly newsletter.

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AI is transforming the way we create.

This week, Steve dives into the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence.

Recently, he's been pushing boundaries and experimenting with creating exterior building elevations.

Uncover the insights he's gleaned from these experiments.

Plus, don't miss out on an exclusive chance to partake in a sponsored webinar on the subject.



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, You can also call 800-366.2423 x2.

Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!

  • Gregory J. Wallis, Professional Member from IL
  • Jason Bishop, Professional Member from GA
  • Wiley Chandler Haithcock, Professional Member from NC
  • Rafael Dasilva Correa, Student Member from FL

Compass Club Report 

Join us in welcoming our newest Compass Club Members (Jul-Nov 2023):

  • Josh Huskins (OH) recruited their first member in November.
  • David Grorud (NC) recruited their first member in November.
  • 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.

This week's movers and shakers

  • Silver Level Compass Club Member Len Van Staalduinen (NC) recruited a Professional member, increasing his total CC points to 25 and leveling up to the Gold Level. Congratulations, Len! 🎉🎊🥳

If you are unfamiliar with the Compass Club, check it out at


Upcoming chapter meetings, conferences, and more.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • December 27 - AIBD, Eastern Shore (Virtual) 3:30 pm ET, Managing client expectations and communication.
  • February 27 - Viva Las Pizza Party (In-Person) 7:00 pm PT, Office Bar/Naked City Pizza, Las Vegas, NV. For info and to RSVP:
  • 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.


Unleash the Power of BIM in Your Project Designs

LotSpec brings automation to the process of creating lot-specific documents used for permitting and construction and includes a powerful set of tools for building master plan documentation used for bidding and approval processes.


American Training Solutions (AIBD Continuing Education Provider)

  • December 5 - Mixed-Topics, Live In-Person, Indianapolis, IN
  • December 7 - Mixed-Topics, Live In-Person, Long Island, NY
  • Look ahead for other live in-person and virtual events.

AEC Daily (AIBD Continuing Education Provider)

CEAcademy (AIBD Continuing Education Provider)

Chief Experts Academy (Dan Baumann, AIBD Professional Member)

  • (In-Person) Intermediate Classes - December 11 & 12 - Advanced Classes - December 13 & 14. Hampton Inn Suites Minneapolis St Paul Airport-Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. Tickets start at $895.

Design & Build North Myrtle Beach (Hosted by AIBD)

  • March 7 & 8, 2024 - Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

Design & Construction Week (International Builders' Show + KBIS)

North American Deck & Railing Association

  • 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 start at $720.


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Contact Us: 704.528.7136


Recent Committee Activities

Conference Committee

  • In our recent committee meeting, Chairman Ted Hake shared the findings from his site visit to potential venues for the 2024 AIBD Annual Meeting and Design & Build Conference. After carefully reviewing the data, committee members Traci Kelley and Brandon Clokey concurred that the Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk-Downtown was the premier choice.

    Despite being marginally pricier than our 2023 Nashville venue, the committee firmly believes that the Embassy Suites offers unparalleled value that justifies the additional cost. The hotel's amenities, location, and overall ambiance align perfectly with our vision for the 2024 conference.

    The next stage in our planning process is negotiating a contract with the Embassy Suites. Once finalized, this will be presented to the board of directors for their deliberation on December 6. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to plan for an exciting and enriching Annual Meeting and Design & Build Conference in 2024.

Membership Committee

  • In our latest committee meeting, spearheaded by Chairwoman Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, we delved into strategies to enhance member engagement and bolster retention rates. The dialogue revolved around innovative ideas, such as conducting regular surveys to gain insights into membership opportunities. This improves our offerings and ensures members are aware of the wealth of opportunities available.

Have a triumphant week!

American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) is a professional association that promotes the highest standards of excellence in residential building design. AIBD offers a variety of resources to its members, including continuing education, networking opportunities, and marketing assistance. AIBD is a valuable resource for anyone interested in a career in residential building design. If you want to improve your skills, network with other professionals, and stay up-to-date on the latest trends, AIBD is the perfect organization for you.

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