[Monday Minute] Examples of Detail Drawings Gone Wild

July 8, 2024, Edition

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Here's a great video from our archives.

A well-detailed set of construction drawings may help everyone involved avoid errors in the field, construction defects, and possibly lawsuits.

For those reasons, our High-Performance Homes Team began working two years ago to build a library of standard construction details.

These details are available to ALL AIBD members as a membership benefit.

Remember, some information in the video has changed. Log into your account at AIBD.org/HUB and access the CAD Details right from your profile page.

Industry News

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The world is invited to help choose the annual American Residential Design Award’s Global Choice Award winner each year. Participation is free, but you must have a LinkedIn, Facebook, or Google account to vote.

We came across this gem reading the Los Angeles Times this week.

A couple purchased a 1953 ranch house in Van Nuys, CA, designed by modernist architect Kenneth Lind.

The house has now been restored to its original midcentury charm with a few personal touches added.

It’s no secret that log homes are popular — look at the number of log buildings that are among AirBnB’s most wish-listed rentals. However, the natural beauty of these wooden structures is only one of the many benefits of living in a log home.


Congrats! Newell Cheatheam (TX) on 50 years! Celebrate all the other July CPBD Anniversaries

Congratulations to those celebrating the anniversary of their certification this month.

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

Welcome New Members

And those returning

Brian Hillestad (PA) Professional

David Hale (TN) Professional

Brooke Carpenter (NC) Professional

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William Ellison (MD) Professional

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Isabella Rubio (AR) Student

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

Congrats! New CPBDs

Keith Jackson, CPBD #10-270, Jacksonville, FL.

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Thanks for Referring AIBD


  • Matt Hartman (TX)
  • Tracy Moller (MD)

...to the Compass Club. Matt and Tracy both recruited one new Professional Member.

This week's Compass Club mover and shaker:

  • Dan Huckabee (NC) recruited one new Professional Member. Dan is 1/2 point from earning Bronze Level status
  • Silver Level Member Ted Hake (OH), recruited a Professional Member this week.

Thanks! Ted & Dan!🥳

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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.

Events & Training

AIBD Chapters, Boards, and Councils

July 10 - AIBD, Eastern Shore (Virtual) 3:30 pm ET

July 10 - AIBD Board of Directors (Virtual) 4:00 pm ET

July 12 - AIBD, Central Oklahoma (In-Person) Oklahoma City, OK.

July 25 - Annual Board, Council, and College Meetings (Hybrid)

July 26 - The Annual Meeting of the Members (Hybrid)

August 14 - AIBD, Eastern Shore (Virtual) 3:30 pm ET

September 20 - AIBD, Denver Metro (Virtual) 9:30 am MT

AIBD Webinars

Training Events

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

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Chicago Build, October 22 & 23 - McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Free registration is OPEN.

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

Traditional Building Conference Series, October 23 & 24 - Savanah, GA. Registration Open.

Recent Committee Activities

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The 2024-2025 AIBD Board of Directors formally began their terms at the June meeting. Many new board members chose to lead a committee (or two), and now they're seeking your participation. Check out the opportunities and let them know you're interested.

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