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Introducing Handshouse Studio And A Very Cool Project We Can All Learn From [Monday Minute]

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March 25, 2024, Edition

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If you've been following the progress of the Notre Dame de Paris reconstruction, we've discovered an interesting educational project. If you haven't, it might be even more interesting.

Industry News

How America's affordable house of the future failed.

The all-steel Lustron was supposed to be an elixir for many of the housing problems we still face today.

Posted 7 days ago by The Hustle.

Out with the old, in with the...older?

The Department of Labor (DOL) Released a “New” Independent Contractor Rule, bringing us (Mostly) back to the Status Quo.

ARDA Call for Entries

All residential industry professionals are eligible to enter individual or collaborative projects.

AIBD Members receive $70 off each entry (visit for the discount code)

Deadline - June 10, 2024


Welcome New Members

And those returning.

Brandon Smith (SC), Professional

John Schrader (MN), Professional

Kevin Clark (CA), Professional

Blake Van Buren (TN), Professional

Matthew Gomes (MA), Professional

Brea Rizvani (NJ), Associate

Search members by location, member category, and by their design specialties.

Members Reaching a Milestone

Congratulations on your achievement, and thank you for your expertise, commitment, and passion for enriching our field and setting a high standard for those who follow in your footsteps.


AIBD Chapters, Boards, & Councils

March 27 - AIBD, Eastern Shore Chapter

April 3 - AIBD Board of Directors

April 19 - AIBD, Central Oklahoma Chapter

April 24 - AIBD, Eastern Shore Chapter

July 25 - Annual Board, Council, and College Meetings

July 26 - The Annual Meeting of the Members

High-Performance Homes Team

March 19, 2024 - 4:00 pm ET

Navigating High-Performance Home Standards

Watch Party

Mid-Century Modern Revisited (1.0 P4-CE)

March 26, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET

This is a pre-recorded webinar that we all will be watching together. The original presenter will not be present for Q&A.

Live Webinar

Interpreting Truss Engineering Sheets (1.0 P3-CE)

April 2, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET

Roof and floor truss manufacturers provide building designers with valuable engineering information. Learn how to incorporate this information into your building design.

Coffee With Bernie

April 12, 2024 - 10 am ET

Topic: Diversifying your services.

  • Exploring niche markets and specialization
  • Adding complementary services
  • Partnering with other professionals

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American Training Solutions - Look for other live in-person and virtual events.

AEC Daily - Look for other live in-person and virtual events.

Air Vent Attic Ventilation: Ask the Expert™ - Today through April 11, 2024 - Across the U.S. & Canada

CEAcademy - Look for other live in-person and virtual events.

July 26 & 27 -Design & Build San Antonio - Embassy Suites Riverwalk Downtown, San Antonio, TX. Reserve your hotel room online.

Green Home Institute - Look for other live in-person and virtual events.

Recent Committee Activities

Nominating Committee

We're opening nominations for board of director positions. Professional Members can self-nominate; two nominations are required, including one from themselves. Submit your nominee's name and endorsements by April 30, 2024

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