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2014 QUARTERLY MEETINGS

Please mark your calendar for me so you won't accidentally plan other events for our AIBD meeting dates.  Look for the Registration notices in your email and here on our Website. Remember, the meetings are free and so is lunch. Also, we always have a seminar or two. 
So as Willie says "Be there".

 

Upcoming 2014 North Carolina AIBD Quarterly meetings:

 

Greetings!

 

Our next quarterly meeting is set for Friday, August 15, 2014, in Fletcher, NC (near Asheville) at Crossville Tile & Stone, who is sponsoring the meeting and treating us to lunch. Afterwards, we will drive to the beautiful historic Montford neighborhood in Asheville, for a walking tour of homes built from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. See more about Montford here http://montford.org/

 

Details and directions are on the attached meeting notice. Let me know if you have questions or need more information.

 

PLEASE note the RSVP date of August 9th. We need to plan for lunch, so please let me know as soon as possible if you will attend. We have lowered the attendance fee to $15.00 for members and there is still no charge for guests. Feel free to bring as many guests as you would like....prospective AIBD members, architects, designers, engineers, builders, etc. and please include them in your RSVP. Door prize for the member that brings the most guests!

 

Brenda

Brenda Dalrymple, Administrative Assistant
AIBD, NCS
10248 S Olde Towne Wynd
Leland NC 28451
910-515-6948
aibdncs@gmail.com

 

 

PDFPrintable Meeting Details

 

 

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See PAST EVENTS page for slide show and Video of past Conference and Trade Shows.

 

 

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Book Now Available for Purchase "Get Your House Right" by Marianne Cusato

FROM OUR ICA/CA CLASSES:


Have you ever driven down a street filled with newly built homes and wondered why it just didn’t feel right? Or looking at a house festooned with porticoes, porches, and columns, asked yourself, “What’s wrong with this picture?”In this comprehensive and authoritative guide, Marianne Cusato explains why so many of today’s buildings miss the mark; describes the essential elements of a house, how they work together, and how to use them appropriately; and shows how to avoid common mistakes at every stage of the design and construction process.

Creating a well-designed building that looks and feels right isn’t a matter of sticking on shutters or applying trim here or there. To be successful both on paper and on site requires fluency in the language of architecture. Written with designer Ben Pentreath, Get Your House Right teaches you how to speak this language and how to “read” it in every house you see. It covers the vocabulary (components such as windows, doors, and eaves) and grammar (the rules we use to put those components together) in depth and rigorous detail. It also offers practical advice on which elements and materials to choose in order to achieve a beautiful, authentic design.

Cusato’s nearly 1,000 meticulous line drawings illustrate errors to avoid and correct approaches to use when designing the entrance, the eaves, the chimney, and everything in between. You’ll learn to steer clear of mistakes including second-story windows that are out of proportion to those below, shutters installed in such a way that they couldn’t possible close, and arches that defy structural logic. You’ll also find solid information on issues of place, materials, and cost; the ways in which homes relate to others in the neighborhood to form streetscapes and communities; and sustainable building.

With contributions from architects Leon Krier and Richard Sammons as well as H.R.H. The Prince of Wales-a passionate supporter of traditional architecture, urbanism, and green design-Get Your House Right is an essential reference for builders, contractors, homeowners, and home buyers. It’s also a rich source of inspiration and pleasure for armchair architects, design enthusiasts, and everyone who appreciates a beautiful building.