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Member Benefits

Member Forum 

Participate on the Member Forum and network with other AIBD members around the country through a series of various bulletin boards each with unique topics.  Easily view past messages kept viewable in the forum format for one year from the posting date. Participants can select from options for viewing and receiving messages.

  • Receive each message via e-mail when a topic is posted;
  • Receive messages via e-mail in a grouped digest sent once daily; or
  • Do not receive messages via e-mail, accessing messages only by logging into the Forum.

 


Professional Credibility

Use your AIBD affiliation to enhance your professional credibility. Professional Members certified by the National Council of Building Designer Certification (www.ncbdc.com) proudly display the initials AIBD after their name. Through our marketing efforts, AIBD members are recognized as the leaders in residential and light commercial design.


National Referral Service

Consumers visiting www.AIBD.org are lead to Find a Design Professional where they may search for an AIBD Professional member by zip code or by state. Professional Members are referred to those who contact the national office seeking out a building designer in their area. Inquiries originate from all the marketing avenues the AIBD provides for its members; national publications, websites, email newsletters, and print ads in other professional and trade journals.


National Certification Program

Gain credibility through the AIBD endorsed National Council of Building Designer Certification (NCBDC) program and become a Certified Professional Building Designer. For more information call 1-888-726-7659 or visit www.ncbdc.com.


Copyright Information

AIBD has created several publications providing a wealth of information on copyright issues. Available to our members is a wet stamp that can be used on plans to help protect against copyright infringement. To order call 1-800-366-AIBD(2423) or email info@aibd.org. Additional services are available with the AIBD corporate copyright attorneys:

David Bennett
Coates & Bennett
(919) 854-1844

Kevin Houchin
The Law Office of Kevin Houchin
(970) 214-6808


Professional Liability Program

AIBD makes available to its members this program designed to insure against acts, errors or omissions of a member while rendering or failing to render professional services to their clients. Call 1-800-366-AIBD(2423) or email info@aibd.org. Or contact:

Jean-Marie Nilges
J.W. Terrill
(314) 594-2642
jnilges@jwterrill.com

Nancy Baker
CPM Alliance
(713) 574-1437
nbaker@cpmalliance.com


Product Discount Programs

Whirlpool Corporation
AIBD members will find a selection of Whirlpool, Whirlpool Gold, and KitchenAid products available in the Whirlpool VIP Link Program website: www.partners.whirlpool.com. Call 1-800-366-AIBD(2423) or email info@aibd.org to receive the AIBD Member Access Code.

BellacorPro.com
Create for yourself with the help from BellacorPro, the largest on-line selection of lighting products, a Virtual Lighting Showroom at www.bellacorpro.com under Virtual Lighting Showroom. Have access to hundreds of lighting fixtures and home furnishing products and allow your clients to create a selection anywhere they have web access. For personal purchase discounts arranged exclusively for AIBD members, simple contact ajwildes@bellacor.com or call 877-723-5522 ext 2552. To sign up for a Virtual Lighting Showroom, contact vlssales@bellacor.com or 877-436-6285.

FedEx®
AIBD members can now save up to 26% on select FedEx® shipping services. AIBD is proud to support our members and has teamed up with FedEx to help boost your bottom line. If you are looking for reliable and cost-effective shipping, you can count on FedEx to deliver.

AIBD members can now take advantage of the following discounts on select FedEx services:

· Up to 26% on select FedEx Express® U.S. services
· Up to 20% on select FedEx Express international services
· Up to 12% on select FedEx Ground® services
· Up to 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery® services

Once you have enrolled in the FedEx Advantage® Program, your discounts will automatically be applied to your FedEx account number. Best of all, there are no costs and no minimum shipping requirements to take advantage of this great member benefit.

FedEx OfficeSM
Members can also now save up to 20% on select FedEx OfficeSM copy and print services and 10% off other select services at more than 1,900 FedEx Office locations.* Enroll in the AIBD FedEx Advantage® Program today to upload, print and ship all in one place!

Members receive the following discounts on select FedEx Office business services:

o    Up to 20% on select printing and copying services

o    Up to 10% on select signs and graphics production and on select finishing services

o    Plus, you may be eligible for savings up to 70% depending on your specific printing quantities.

To find a FedEx Office location near you, click here to use the easy FedEx Office locator. It’s now even easier for you to save time and money with FedEx.

For more information or to enroll in these programs, please go to http://www.1800members.com/AIBD or call 1-800-MEMBERS, your dedicated program administrator at 1.800.636.2377 (8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, M-F).

HP Discount Program
Enjoy exclusive savings on HP business products

AIBD members can enjoy special pricing and great discounts on a wide range of HP business products you use every day, including printers, notebooks, PCs, servers, and so much more! Plus, AIBD members receive free US ground shipping*, flexible financing and leasing options, a specially trained sales team, and award-winning service and support. For questions or to order by phone, call 1-888-202-4465 and mention code AIBD. To shop online, visit http://www.hp.com/go/AIBD.

*All orders must be billed and shipped to a US address. Some weight restrictions apply.

VELUX America
The VELUX Architectural Purchase Program provides a 40% DISCOUNT up to $1,500.00 for VELUX products when installed in the personal residence or place of business. 

All VELUX roof windows, skylights, sun tunnels, controls, sun screening blinds and flashing kits are eligible. Discounts are base on VELUX list prices.

Visit www.VELUXUSA.com today.


Legislative Watch Program

Keep informed and know you are well represented on key legislative issues affecting your livelihood both on a national and state level.


Building Codes Monitoring

Our codes committee is actively following the changes and development of new codes, particularly the International Codes. Then, by attending code hearings regularly, the AIBD lobbies and voices our position on issues and wording that affect our profession.


Forms and Publications

Use the many forms, agreements, construction documents, specifications, etc. available to help members improve their practice, and consumer oriented publications available for you to educate your clients on the benefits of working with an AIBD design professional. Click here for the AIBD Publications & Promotional Items Order Form. Call 1-800-366-AIBD(2423) or email info@aibd.org.


AIBD Logo Products

Purchase licensed AIBD merchandise for your self, home, office, and more, and support the advancement of residential design professionals internationally.  Select products also provide the option of displaying your personal logo along with AIBD’s.  Visit the AIBD Store at www.aibd.org/store.


Education

The AIBD provides outstanding opportunities for basic and advanced learning at both the society level and the national level. AIBD has a continued education policy for its Professional Members and is seeking to establish the largest residential design CE Provider Program offered in America. For a list of approved AIBD CE Providers call 1-800-366-AIBD(2423).

Please contact the AIBD national office to learn about special AIBD Professional Member discounts from Green Builder College continuing education programs.


Knowledge

Knowing what is happening regularly and timely is essential in today's business world. The AIBD provides Design Lines Magazine, a quarterly publication, and Home Design Professional, a monthly online newsletter, in an effort to keep design professionals up to date with industry issues, codes, accomplishments and goals.
To subscribe call 1-800-366-AIBD(2423) or email steve.mickley@aibd.org

 


 

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