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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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Unlock Your Design Potential this Summer in San Antonio!

Hello Reader, Are you ready to ignite your passion for design, architecture, and being a business owner? AIBD Conference Committee chairman, Ted Hake, invites you to join him for the AIBD Annual Meeting and Design & Build San Antonio. The event is just around the corner, and it promises an unforgettable blend of learning, networking, and inspiration. When & Where? Dates: July 25-27, 2024Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk DowntownTickets are on sale now at...

3 days ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, If you're designing and building thick exterior walls with exterior foam, you may have come across this dilemma: Are the windows going to be innies or outies? Both of these techniques involve positioning the window flanges in relation to the surrounding materials. But which one should you choose? And how can you ensure that your windows are properly installed? With "outie" windows, the flanges are placed on the same plane as the siding's back. On the other hand, "innie" windows...

3 days ago • 1 min read

In April 2005, architect Frank Gehry guest starred in an episode of The Simpsons (00:00:39) in which he created a concert hall’s form by crumpling a piece of paper and directly translating that into a structure. Gehry received public and critical acclaim simultaneously, which made him a pop-culture icon. Gehry initially balked at his celebrity but steadily became more comfortable with fame. “I think he now has some regret about the Simpsons,” says Paul Goldberger, a well-known writer and...

4 days ago • 2 min read

Software & Web Apps Update LotSpec by Simpson Strong-Tie will improve your building process — see how for free! View as web page For a home builder, managing options is a demanding task that can take a great deal of effort, time and money. And in the end, traditional option management processes still leave room for costly construction errors. A technical add-on to AutoCAD and Revit, LotSpec™ option management software from Simpson Strong-Tie is able to: Quickly manage 2D or 3D design options...

5 days ago • 1 min read

April 8, 2024, Edition Ignite your mind and improve the way you are #CreatingWherePeopleLive Read the latest Monday Minute anytime at AIBD.org/mondayminute Was this forwarded to you? Join thousands of satisfied subscribers. Get insider access by signing up! The Monday Minute Weekly Newsletter In this week's video... There's an emerging trend of unmarried individuals purchasing homes together, particularly focusing on the rise of co-buying among millennials with different last names. Is there...

6 days ago • 3 min read

Hello Reader, Are you ready to transform your micro-business or solopreneur journey into a thriving success story?We're thrilled to introduce Cohort-MiniGames™.We don't know how to explain it.But if you're willing to try something that's never been done, we promise to empower you with actionable strategies to achieve your business goals and recruit a team to help you achieve them.We want to introduce you to other professionals with similar firms and goals.You will begin with a two-day...

10 days ago • 1 min read

April 3 marks a special day in the calendar for fashion enthusiasts and history buffs alike — National Tweed Day. While some might think this day commemorates the birth of William "Boss" Tweed, a controversial senator from the 1800s known for his infamous role in political corruption, the A-Team wants to believe the day has evolved to celebrate something more universally appreciated: the tweed fabric itself. Originating from Scotland and Ireland, tweed was initially designed as a practical...

11 days ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, Are you ready to infuse innovation and diversity into your building design services? We'd like to invite you to Coffee With Bernie, an exclusive online event designed to inspire, challenge, and expand your professional horizons. Date: April 12, 2024 Time: Just in time for your morning coffee! - Pacific Daylight Time (PDT): 7:00 AM, Mountain Daylight Time (MDT): 8:00 AM, Central Daylight Time (CDT): 9:00 AM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): 10:00 AM, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC):...

12 days ago • 1 min read

April 1, 2024, Edition Ignite your mind and improve the way you are #CreatingWherePeopleLive Read the latest Monday Minute anytime at AIBD.org/mondayminute Was this forwarded to you? Join thousands of satisfied subscribers. Get insider access by signing up! The Monday Minute Weekly Newsletter In this week's video... Are design awards really that important? Find out why winning can make all the difference for firms looking to stand out in a competitive market. Watch SPONSOR Industry News...

13 days ago • 3 min read

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently posted 3 Tips to Avoid Copyright Claims When Using Floorplans, and their timing seems interesting.The article refers to the copyright infringement case Designworks Homes, Inc. v. Columbia House of Brokers Realty, Inc., which argues that real estate companies cannot create floorplans for the homes they market without the copyright owner's authorization.In 2019, the district court initially granted summary judgment to the defendants (the...

17 days ago • 3 min read
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