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AEI Conference 2019

The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), in partnership with The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce the 8th Biennial Professional Conference for 2019.

The theme of the conference is Integrated Building Solutions: The National Agenda. This exciting program will feature invited speakers from government and private sectors as well as offer panel discussions, case studies, product demonstrations, technical paper sessions, and local tours of technical interest. This conference offers an opportunity for members of the building construction industry, including structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, construction management professionals, architects, and owners to learn about and discuss advanced strategies and state-of-the-art practices of building technology. The AEI audience is a fine balance between academics, practitioners, and students and provides unique networking and recruitment opportunities!

The conference will feature the AEI Student Competition, AEI Professional Project Awards, professional presentations on building integration, as well as the latest research in the many areas of the building field. Continuing education activities will be offered as PDH credits.

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 | 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.

Local Planning Committee

Conference Chair

Moses D. F. Ling, P.E., M.ASCE, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Technical Program Co-Chairs

  • Ryan Solonsky, Ph.D., P.E., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Robert Leicht, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

National Conference Steering Committee

Jeffery S. Volz, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, University of Oklahoma | Chair, Conference Steering Committee

  • Robert D. Grottenthaler, P.E., LEED AP, DBIA, M.ASCE, Barton Malow Company, Baltimore, MD
  • Stephanie J. Guy, P.E., LEED AP, Alvine Engineering, Omaha, NE
  • Amy L. Hackney, P.E., LEED AP, M.ASCE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Moses D. F. Ling, P.E., M.ASCE, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Ali Memari, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Christopher H. Raebel, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
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