The “Final Five” of Architectural Engineering
Five teams competing to win in five different categories! The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held the finals for the third annual ASCE Charles Pankow Foundation Architectural Engineering Student Competition in conjunction with the AEI National Student Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on April 20 and 21, 2012.
The competition project challenged the student teams to provide a design development submittal for a new Government Office Building with significant building security requirements in Omaha, Nebraska along the Missouri River. The student participants were encouraged to work together in multi-disciplinary teams and consider how the engineered systems work with or enhance the architecture of the building. Space programming for the building was shown on the schematic plans. Additionally, the design submittals were required to address the challenge to integrate and optimize on a life cycle basis all major high performance attributes, including energy conservation, environment, and safety, building security, durability, accessibility, cost-benefit, productivity, sustainability, functionality and operational considerations. Click here to read more or here to download the article as a PDF.