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The Team - June 2013

AEI National Student Conference

March 27 - 29, 2014
Drexel University

The 2014 Architectural Engineering Institute’s (AEI) Student Conference is planned for March 27 to 29, and will be hosted by the Architectural Engineering Department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, and chaired by Nathan Barry. Check the website in the coming months for more information.
Drexel AEI

Kansas State University

Class of 2013

Kansas State University announces its 2013 graduating class of Architectural Engineering students, Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science, College of Engineering.

From left to right: Prof. Ray Yunk, Adam Neth, Evan Myers, Karen Reiboldt, Patrick McGrail, Lindsey Thompson, Manroj Sangha, Justin Klaus, and Andrew Christensen. Not pictured is Joseph Blackwell.





Call For Papers

JAE Special Section on Housing and Residential Building Construction

Journal of Architectural Engineering

The ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering (JAE) is planning to have a Special Section on Housing and Residential Building Construction in three of its four editions per year. This new Special Section, which will cover various aspects of residential buildings, including but not limited to single- and multi-family dwellings, mid-rise and high-rise apartment buildings, dormitories, and hotels/motels. The Special Section papers that will go through a peer-review process include the following type of papers: technical research and development, technology transfer, case studies, and state-of-the-art review.

To submit a paper to the Housing and Residential Building Construction Special Section, please go to the following site: Editorial Manager. When you see the "Additional Information" section, in response to the following question: "Is this manuscript part of a Special Issue. If yes, please provide Special Issue title and guest editor name." Please type the following in the dialogue box: Housing and Residential Building Construction; Ali Memari.

Call For Members

AEI Committees

The Building Rating Security and the Continuing Education Committees are actively looking for new members, if you are interested in joining, please contact Mohammed M. Ettouney at

Visit the AEI website for a list of all the AEI committees.

Opportunity for Public Comment on

Development of NIST Measurement Science R&D Roadmap

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published a report entitled: Development of NIST Measurement Science R&D Roadmap: Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings (NIST GCR 13-917-23). The report was developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences, Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) under a contract from NIST. The roadmap presents areas of engineering research associated with earthquake risk reduction in buildings that the report writers suggest as high priority for NIST accomplishment in its research role in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). This report suggests research activities and funding levels for NIST to pursue for years 0-3, for years 3-5, and for years 5-8 of a multi-year research program.

NIST is providing an opportunity for the public to comment on the contents of this roadmap report. NIST will consider both the roadmap and any comments that NIST receives as it formulates its future earthquake risk reduction R&D plans. Comments may be submitted via the website, email, or regular mail. The process for submitting comments is detailed on the NEHRP website at Opportunity for Public Comment on Development of NIST Measurement Science R&D Roadmap. All comments must be received by 5 pm EDT on Friday, June 28, 2013.

Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) Leadership Conference

November 11 - 13, 2013
Reston, VA

Interested in improving your leadership skills?

ASCE, as a partner in the Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA), will sponsor 8 members to attend the 2013 ELA leadership conference. The conference provides rising leaders with tools to more effectively lead their organizations and serve our professional community. This program also allows you to network with engineers and scientists from other disciplines and earn PDHs. The workshop will take place on November 11-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia, USA.

Interested ASCE members must apply for sponsorship online at: Application by July 1, 2013. For more information, visit: Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference or contact

Sponsorships available for ASCE members to attend the 2013 Emerging Leaders Alliance conference.

ASCE Distinguished Members

Class of 2013

The ASCE Board of Direction has elected the following engineers to the grade of Distinguished Member:

  • James L. Barnard, Ph.D., C.Eng., Dist.M.ASCE
  • Mark A. Bradford, D.Sc., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE
  • Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE
  • John M. Dionisio, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE
  • Tuncer B. Edil, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE
  • Marcelo H. Garcia, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE
  • Thomas A. Lenox, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE
  • Philip Li-Fan Liu, Sc.D., Dist.M.ASCE
  • Vilas S. Mujumdar, D.P.A., P.E., S.E., Dist.M.ASCE
  • Jery R. Stedinger, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE
  • Erik H. Vanmarcke, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE
  • William S. Zoino, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE

There are now 637 individuals who have been elected to this distinguished grade of membership since 1853.


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