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Important AEI Conference Update

In light of the ongoing public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Governors of the ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) have announced that the AEI 2021 Conference Living Buildings: The New Frontier of Integrated Design will be held as a virtual conference during the original scheduled dates of April 7-9, 2021. The conference Program Committee looks forward to delivering to you bleeding-edge technical presentations focused on sustainable building design and construction!

Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

Living Buildings: The New Frontier of Integrated Design

This conference will explore challenges architectural engineers of tomorrow must face beyond energy efficiency—challenges related to carbon, materials, water, climate, and human health and wellbeing. Pictured: Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Hillyer.

The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder, is pleased to announce the 9th Biennial Professional Conference for 2021.

The concept of living buildings has recently emerged as the new ideal for sustainable building design and construction. Defined as a building that generates all of its own energy with renewable, non-toxic resources, captures and treats all of its water, and operates efficiently with an uncompromising aesthetic, living buildings represent a new species of buildings that blends boundaries between the built environment and the natural world and necessitates creative, integrative engineering and architecture solutions to meet rigorous design challenges. 

Featured Speakers

  • From Impossible to Possible: A Living Building in the Hot, Humid South
    Shan Arora - portrait

    Shan Arora, J.D.Director, Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

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  • Mass Timber Revolution: Integrated Design and Environmental Stewardship
    Todd Beyreuther - Portrait

    Todd Beyreuther, P.E.Mass Timber Systems, LLC

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Top Reasons To Attend

  • Discover and debate the bleeding-edges of the architectural engineering profession
  • Network with colleagues and make connections with technical expertsemerging leaders and acacademics in your field
  • Earn up to 11 PDHs by attending outstanding technical sessions topics addressing the new ideal for sustainable building design and construction.
  • Visit the 2D Virtual Exhibit Hall to watch live demos,chat directly with vendors, and make critical business contacts that offer technical solutions to help advance your organization
  • Attend the keynote sessions to learn from the top innovators in the field
  • Watch the AEI Student Design Competition and the AEI Professional Project Award Presentations
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