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The Team - February 2013

Architectural Engineering Professional Project Award
Call for Nominations


The Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers is pleased to announce the Architectural Engineering Professional Project Award.  The award is designed to mirror the goals, program, and schedule of the Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition and to nationally showcase best practices by industry professionals and companies on real-world projects.  The intent of the Architectural Engineering Professional Project Award program is to publicly acknowledge outstanding achievement in design and construction.  In addition, the intent of the program is to educate student through examples that illustrate the application of academic studies to practice focusing on the art and science of an integrated approach to architectural engineering.

Student Design Competition

The student design competition is a project involving the design and construction management of the engineered aspects of a high performance building including the structural systems, building envelope, mechanical systems and electrical systems.  The emphases of the competition are integration of the engineered systems for a high performance building, collaboration, competition, and peer review. Students are encouraged to work together in multi-disciplinary teams and consider how the engineered systems work with or enhance the architecture of the building.
The student competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate students in accredited architectural engineering programs and teams are supervised by faculty advisors.  Submissions are entered in the building systems integration category and additionally one or more of the following four categories: structural systems design; mechanical systems design; electrical systems design; and innovative construction management and construction methods.

For additional information on the student design competition, please see: Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.

2013 Professional Project Award Schedule

Submission Deadline              -    March 1, 2013
Award Notification                   -   March 15, 2013
Banquet & Awards Ceremony  -   April 4, 2013

Presentation of the Professional Project awards will occur at the AEI National 2013 Conference, which takes place April 3 - 5, at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.   The event will be broadcast by video to all the architectural engineering programs and the winning entries will be published on the AEI website and will be made available to the media and professional journals through press releases.

Read more about the eligibility and submittal guidelines.

Download the entry/signature form.

Dynamic Façades  Conference: Architecture’s New Frontier

February 13, 2013
McGraw-Hill Auditorium
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10021

Register Today!

For today’s architects and engineers, a building façade  is more than the sum of its parts. Empowered by advances in materials, digital tools, fabrication techniques, and multidisciplinary collaboration, project teams are using the enclosure to regulate entire building environments. Their cutting-edge ideas are saving energy while pushing the limits of envelope design to new, unprecedented heights. Come away from this all-day conference better understanding the exciting new frontier of dynamic façades, hearing directly from many of the industry’s most innovative architects and engineers. It’s time to bring your project into the twenty-first century.

For more information visit the website at: DYNAMIC FACADES CONFERENCE

Sponsored By: The Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE and the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York


Register Today!

Plan to join Conference Chair Chimay Anumba, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, for dynamic technical sessions on every aspect of architectural engineering, then relax and network with your peers at evening social events. The conference will cover all aspects of architectural engineering, with papers from both practitioners and researchers.  Learn more this exciting event.

The Charles Pankow Foundation Annual Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition will also be held at the conference with participation from several of the architectural engineering programs around the country.  

Visit the website to register today!  


AEI/ASHRAE Expo 2013
March 6th, 2013

Embassy Suites La Vista
12520 Westport Parkway
La Vista, Nebraska

The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Chapters of AEI and ASHRAE and will be held at Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Conference Center.

The AEI/ASHRAE Expo is a one day event. The event consists of a 20 technical sessions on different building systems, technologies and applications. In addition to the technical presentations throughout the day, there will be a large central exposition with product representatives and their products and services for a wide variety of building materials and technologies.  Continuing education credits are available to session attendees.  

Come and listen to Keynote Speaker: Chris Baker, an Energy Analyst at The Weidt Group, who focuses on providing data and analysis to help design teams understand the energy and environmental implications of various design options utilizing DOE-2 modeling.

To learn more and to register for this event, visit the website.

Want to become more involved in AEI at a local level? 

AEI local chapters offer the benefit of interacting with industry professionals across all engineering disciplines on a local level. Currently, AEI has two fully developed local chapters in Nebraska and Pittsburgh. AEI is in the process of ramping up local chapter involvement and is looking for interested professionals.  If you are interested in learning more about local chapter involvement please contact the AEI Membership Committee Chair, Lisa Lyons, at

Licensed civil engineers sought for survey on P.E. exam

NCEES is currently seeking licensed civil engineers to participate in a professional activities and knowledge study, or PAKS, for the PE Civil exam. The results of this study will be used to update specifications for the exam, which is used throughout the United States for licensing purposes.

NCEES requires a cross section of licensed professional engineers practicing civil engineering—including those working in consulting, the public sector, and academia—to complete an online survey about the tasks and knowledge required of a licensed civil engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The survey can be completed in about an hour.

“These studies help NCEES ensure its licensing exams remain relevant to current professional practice,” explained Director of Exam Services Tim Miller, P.E. “The value of this PAKS depends on the number of people who participate, so NCEES is eager to get a large response from P.E.s across all areas of civil engineering.”

For access to the online survey, visit the website.   Responses must be received by February 25, 2013.

Mark your Calendars -
ASCE’s next Report Card for America’s Infrastructure hits the street on March 19th!     

On March 19, the ASCE will be releasing the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. This comprehensive report assessing our nation’s infrastructure conditions comes out once every four years. This year, with the addition of ports, we’re up to sixteen categories.

With this release comes immense opportunity for you, our sections, and our braches to engage your communities on infrastructure issues and use the Report Card as a tool to draw attention to needs that affect your area.   
Since 1998, ASCE has been releasing the Report Card to explain how America’s infrastructure is doing in a simple way that anyone who ever received a report card can understand. If you’ve seen the Report Card before, you’ll notice that there are some great new additions:
• The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s in a brand new format.  The 2013 Report Card for America’s
  Infrastructure is being released digitally this year – both as a tablet app and a phone app in addition to a
• This new format means the Report Card is always available to you – you can read it on the go and you
  can reference it whenever your phone or tablet is with you.  
• It also makes sharing of any of piece of the Report Card simple and easy – you can share any of the
  infrastructure category pages or charts on LinkedIn, Facebook or simply email them.

The Report Card will be released in Washington, D.C. during ASCE’s annual Legislative Fly-In. Our members will be coming together to lobby their members of Congress, attend educational briefings, and advocate on behalf of civil engineers across the country.

We know that the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure will be the most successful Report Card to date, putting a spotlight on ASCE and the infrastructure debate.

Mark your calendars now for March 19th for so that you can download the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure as soon as it’s available and share it with your community and local decision-makers.  

To receive Report Card updates and to see sneak peeks, please follow ASCE on Facebook at and on Twitter @ASCEGovRel. The Report Card will be available at specific questions, or to get involved in helping to promote the Report Card, please email   

myLearning—Your New PDH Tracker and
Personalized Hub for Continuing Education


Manage your professional development and license renewal through ASCE’s new learning management system—myLearning. Track all your PDHs/CEUs, including those from other providers; obtain certificates of completion; take program-related exams; print or save transcripts of your professional development—all in one place! Make myLearning your personalized hub for continuing education and explore the comprehensive program catalog and track your PDHs.         

Know a teacher who inspired you or other students to pursue engineering?  
Nominate them for the DiscoverE Educator Awards
The DiscoverE Educator Awards are shining a spotlight on educators who are inspiring tomorrow’s innovation generation. By honoring teachers who are hard at work in 6 to 12th grade classrooms (here in the U.S. or abroad), the engineering profession, led by the National Engineers Week Foundation, wants to show its appreciation and respect for the educators who are helping students discover engineering.  Unique to this program, engineers and engineering students are part of the nomination process. Three winners and their nominators will travel to Wash., D.C. to receive their award.  Deadline is March 8, 2013. Winners will be announced in April. 
The application and additional program information is available at: DiscoverE Educator Awards.


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