WILMINGTON, N.C. – The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), a nonprofit association of residential and light commercial designers, architects and builders, located in Washington, DC is kicking off its annual convention this week by providing volunteers to help finish a home constructed by the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. The home located at 307 A Main Street, Navassa is being constructed for the Guillory family and it is time to install the exterior siding.
“Each year we move our national conference to a different city and each year we try to find a way to contribute to the community hosting us.” says Steve Mickley, AIBD Executive Director. Steve and a group of volunteers from AIBD will be arriving to the project site at 8:00 am on Saturday, August 4th. Other dignitaries contributing include AIBD President Dan Sater, from Bonita Springs, Florida, AIBD Vice President Viki Wooster, from Portland, Oregon, AIBD Western District Director David Ludwig, from Phoenix, Arizona. Other AIBD members from Washington State, Washington, DC, California and the local area plan to attend. In 2011, AIBD conventioneers landscaped a new home being built by the Grand Rapids, Michigan, Intercity Christian Fellowship. (www.ICCF.org)
The AIBD National Convention is being held at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside hotel from August 5 through 8 and is highlighted by a Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry workshop, dinner events at the Battleship, the Bellamy Mansion and St. Thomas Preservation Hall, as well as architectural tours throughout downtown Wilmington and Carolina Heights. The AIBD National Convention attracts attendees from its 22 state societies and various at large membership states throughout the U.S. (www.AIBD.org)