AEI Conference 2017

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | April 11-13, 2017


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 theme of the conference is the “Resilience of the Integrated Building: A Community Focus.”

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 offers 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 fields 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.

The Technical Program and AEI Build

The AEI Conference technical program will be developed on the latest AEI initiative called AEI Build. AEI Build draws on the best ideas in design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and offers the Architectural Engineering community a new resource of innovative research, new developments, and best practices in eight practice focus-areas of the architectural engineering profession:
Deliver, Enclose, Learn, Modular, Perform, Resilient, Secure, and Sustain.

The AEI Build initiative was developed in response to increased hazards and their effects on the built environment. It provides a technical forum to amass a growing knowledge base for the Architectural Engineering community to discuss, debate, and share new ideas that affect a more pronounced change in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings.

For more information please visit the AEI Build web page.


  • Network with colleagues and make connections with leaders in your profession
  • Gain knowledge and earn PDHs by attending outstanding technical sessions – over 30 from which to choose
  • Visit exhibitors to find the latest tools to help your organization
  • Attend the opening plenary session and panel discussions to learn more from innovative top leaders in the field
  • Attend the AEI Student Design Competition and the AEI Professional Project Award Presentations


  • Architectural Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Architects
  • Forensic Engineers
  • Earthquake Engineers
  • Business Owners
  • Elected Officials
  • Researchers working in the architectural engineering discipline
  • Professors/Academics
  • Students
  • Young Professionals
  • Professional Engineers looking for additional PDH opportunities

Local Planning Committee

Conference Chair
Jeffery S. Volz, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Kevin Bahner, P.E.
Wallace Engineering, Oklahoma City, OK
Gouranga Banik, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Alixandra Bradford
Henderson Engineers, Inc., Dallas, TX
Kasha Egan, P.E.
Wallace Engineering, Oklahoma City, OK
Royce Floyd, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Lisa Holliday, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Michael Renes, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Wallace Engineering, Oklahoma City, OK

National Conference Steering Committee

Chair, Conference Steering Committee
Christopher H. Raebel, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI

Robert Grottenthaler, P.E., LEED AP
Barton Malow Company, Baltimore, MD
Amy L. Hackney, P.E., LEED AP, M.ASCE
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Adam Hapij, P.E., M.ASCE
Thornton Tomasetti / Weidlinger, Applied Science Practice, New York City, NY
Moses D.F. Ling, P.E.
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Ali Memari, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

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Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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