The American Institute of Building Design

Through its parent company Hanley Wood, ePlans is proud to be a corporate member of the American Institute of Building Design and the House Plan Marketing Alliance. ePlans is also a sponsor of AIBD’s annual American Residential Design Awards competition. See the collection of award-winning designs here, and be sure to visit our special collection of house plans designed by Certified Professional Members of AIBD and HPMA here. You can identify these plans anywhere on the site by looking for this symbol on the plan detail page:

About AIBD

Since 1950, AIBD has provided building designers with educational resources, and has developed nationwide design standards and a code of ethics for the building design profession. Today, AIBD is a nationally recognized association with professional and associate members in 48 states, throughout Canada and in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Bahamas. Its chartered state societies are active in their respective legislative arenas and work to promote public awareness of the building design profession.
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. Learn more about AIBD here.

AIBD administers two councils:

• National Council of Building Designer Certification

• House Plan Marketing Alliance

National Council of Building Designer Certification

The AIBD endorses and encourages its members to be a Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) under the National Council of Building Designer Certification (NCBDC). The NCBDC program is the only certification for residential and light frame building designers in the nation. The certification program has been certifying building designers for over 40 years and measures a designer's qualifications on a nationally recognized level. This program is a true test of an applicant's complete understanding of residential and light frame building design. Certification allows designers to demonstrate professional capabilities and is a designation of professional excellence. Learn more about the NCBDC program here.

House Plan Marketing Alliance

The House Plan Marketing Alliance is an independent council established to address the concerns of the pre-drawn home plans market. The principal goals are to set standards that will ensure the consuming public of the highest quality product, reduce copyright infringement by educating the design community and consumers alike, and to provide mentorship and advocacy for the design community. Click here to visit the HPMA website.