For the 2020 year, the voting members of American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) voted to make Bernie Kern CPBD, the President of AIBD. Because of his extensive skills and experience, Bernie was a good choice for AIBD President. This is because Bernie has owned and operated BBKern DESIGNS for over 25 years. And as a Certified Professional Building Designer, Bernie is a specialist in building design, serving clients in the Colorado Rocky Mountains area as well as for others around the USA.
AIBD has provided building designers with educational resources, and has developed nationwide design standards and a code of ethics for the building design profession for over 70 years. Today, AIBD is a nationally recognized association with members in 48 states, throughout Canada and in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Bahamas. The AIBD is also meeting the challenge of the future by educating members about new and improved building materials and technology that will impact how we live in the future.
As the president of AIBD, Bernie will serve as the chief executive officer of the Institute and will, subject to the directions of the board of directors, supervise the day-to-day business and affairs of the Institute. As the President, Bernie shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors. He will have the authority to appoint to, and will be an ex-officio member of, all standing committees except as otherwise provided by these Bylaws. And, as President, Bernie will have such additional duties as prescribed by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Institute and by the board of directors.