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The Team - June 2012

New AEI Website

Welcome to the new Architectural Engineering Institute website! The site, which is now integrated into the ASCE website, has a host of new and useful features, including:

*  A carousel slideshow highlighting the 2011 AEI conference and the 2012 AEI student conference.
*  The latest news from AEI.
*  Information for students, companies, professionals, and members.
*  AEI-specific sections on books and journals, conferences, continuing education, membership, membership benefits, and awards.
*  Current and recent issues of the The Team .
*  A calendar of AEI events or events of interest to the AEI membership.
*  A searchable section on AEI committees providing automatically updated committee membership rosters and committee charges.
*  Information on local chapters.
*  A site map and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section specific to EMI.

In addition to these AEI-specific areas, the integration with the ASCE site provides immediate access
to other areas of general interest. Please update your bookmark to reflect the address of the new AEI

2013 AEI Conference
The Pennsylvania State University, April 3- 5, 2013
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Abstract submission deadline is June 15

Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), in partnership with the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, invite you submit abstracts for the 2013 AEI Conference. The conference will include workshops, technical paper sessions, invited and keynote presentations, panel discussions, and local tours of technical interest.

Workshop and session proposals are also invited for focused topics that fall within the overall remit 'Architectural Engineering'.
Email session and workshop proposals to Dr. Chimay Anumba at: mailto:

Important dates:
June 15, 2012 - deadline for submitting abstracts (200-300 word).
Sept 15, 2012 - deadline for full papers and workshop proposals.

Visit the conference website to: Learn more.

New Appointment
AEI member, Dr. Ali Memari has been named the Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair of Residential Construction, and the Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) 
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ASCE member Ali M. Memari, Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University, has been chosen as the Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair in Residential Construction and Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC), effective July 1. In this position, he will teach and carry out research in both Departments of Architectural Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State. Dr. Memari is currently, the Chair of the AEI Curtain Wall Committee, member of the AEI Board of Governors, and the AEI President-elect.

Dr. Memari specializes in experimental and analytical evaluation of building structural and nonstructural systems for performance under environmental loads and natural hazards. His research over the past decade has focused on building wall and envelope systems, including architectural glass curtain wall and glazing systems, cladding panels, brick veneer wall systems, various types of masonry wall systems, wood-frame, steel stud frames, and structural insulated panels. He has developed innovative solutions for certain wall and envelope systems.

Dr. Memari received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Houston in 1979, his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981, and his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State in 1989.

The Hankin Chair was established in 1988 with a $1 million endowment from the Hankin family with the goal of furthering engineering excellence in the homebuilding industry through teaching, research, technology transfer and public service. 

2012 Architectural Engineering Exam Committee Workshop
June 14, 15, 2012, Kansas City, MO

The next exam workshop of the Architectural Engineering Exam Committee will be held on the following dates in Kansas City, MO.

Thursday, June 14, 2012, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, June 15, 2012, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

We need licensed professional engineers who practice in the electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and construction management areas of the building design and construction profession. Learn more.

Journal of Architectural Engineering
Table of Content
Journal of Architectural Engineering

June 2012 - Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 67-198