AEI Conference 2017

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 11-13, 2017

Resilience of the Integrated Building: A Community Focus

The AEI Biennial Conference serves as a joint platform to bring together students, professionals and academics engaged in the building industry in a way that fosters active dialogue and interaction to promote the future if the profession.

The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), in partnership with the University of Oklahoma (OU), is pleased to announce the 7th Biennial Professional Conference for 2017.

The conference offers an opportunity for members of the building construction industry, including structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, construction management professionals and architects, to learn about and discuss advanced strategies and state-of-the-art practices of building technology. The conference will feature presentations on building integration, as well as the latest technology in the many areas of the building design, construction, and maintenance. The conference delivers a balance between academics, practitioners, and students through presentations, panel discussions, workshops, technical paper sessions, invited and keynote presentations, and local tours of technical interest.

Industry professionals will benefit from presentations by experts in the field of structural, mechanical, and electrical design and construction management as they relate to integrated building systems. Members of academia will benefit from presentations on current research initiatives and opportunities to network with practitioners. Students will benefit from interacting with industry professionals and peers from universities other than their own.

Reasons to Attend:

As an architectural engineering professional, you know you can find information, innovations and technologies when you attend ASCE conferences. You also know that to be competitive, you must constantly fine-tune your skills, find new ways to cut costs, streamline processes, and drive change.

  • Program: Identify specific courses that are beneficial to your company and calculate PDHs you can earn toward maintaining your license. (Program information coming soon)
  • Expenses: Register as early as possible to take advantage of early-bird prices and book your reservations through our room block to maximize savings and enhance your networking experience. (Registration to open in the Fall 2016)
  • Share: Demonstrate what you have learned by sharing with your colleagues in a post-conference presentation.
  • Request Letter: Customize this template to request approval for your attendance.

Keynote Speakers

David Swanson Portrait, AEI Conference 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop Speaker
David B. Swanson
P.E., S.E., F.SEI, M. ASCE Reid Middleton, Inc.
Speaker Details
Dr. Louise K. Comfort Portrait, AEI Conference 2017 Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker
Dr. Louise K. Comfort
Ph.D., Director, Center for Disaster Management
University of Pittsburgh
Speaker Details
Hans Butzer Portrait, AEI Conference 2017 Keynote Luncheon Speaker
Hans Butzer
Architect, AIA, AK NW, LEED AP BD+C
Speaker Details

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

1 North Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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Important Dates

Jan 17
Early Bird Ends
Mar 14
Housing Deadline
Mar 20
Advance Registration Ends


(800) 548-2723
+1 (703) 295-6300

Customer service reps are available to answer your questions Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

Conference Chair

Jeffery S. Volz, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
University of Oklahoma

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