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The Team - August 2012

1st Residential Building Design and Construction Conference
February 20 - 21, 2013
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, PA

Call for Papers and Presentations 

The first annual Residential Building Design and Construction Conference, organized by the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) at Penn State, will be held in conjunction with the 21st Annual Pennsylvania Housing & Land Development Conference in Bethlehem, PA. The latter event has been a successful PHRC program over the years with emphasis on topics of interest to developers, builders, remodelers, design professionals, planners, regulatory and code officials, modular and HUD code builders, and housing product manufacturers. Learn more.   
Abstract and Paper Submission Deadlines
Authors are invited to submit 200 to 300-word abstracts:

*  Deadline for Abstract Submittal: September 7, 2012
*  Authors Notified of Abstract Acceptance: September 21, 2012
*  Deadline for Full Paper Submittal: November 16, 2012
*  Authors Notification of Paper Acceptance: December 7, 2012
*  Deadline for Final Paper or Power Point Slide Submittal: January 4, 2013



2012 Architectural Engineering Exam Committee Workshop
June 14, 15, 2012 - UPDATE

AEI members contribute to the licensure process . . .  

On June 14-15, 2012, the Architectural Engineering Exam Committee conducted a workshop in Kansas City, MO, to write and review exam test items for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam in Architectural Engineering. The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) is the sponsoring society for this Group II exam. As such, they are responsible for the development and maintenance of the PE exam in Architectural Engineering. Eighteen licensed professional engineers who practice in the electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and construction management areas of the building design and construction profession gathered at the workshop. The participants wrote new exam test items, reviewed previously written test items, updated previously written test items to current codes and standards, and pretested the April 2013 exam. Learn more.

If you’d like to volunteer for the 2013 workshop, please e-mail:

Journal of Architectural Engineering
Call for Participants

The AEI Committee on Facilities for the Aging is working on a special section for the Journal of Architectural Engineering. If you are interested in submitting a paper or would like more information on the special section, please contact Rich Behr, Committee Chair, at

Fred Bland - Elected Chairman
of the Fitch Foundation   
The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation announced the  appointment of Frederick Bland, an architect and managing partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, as its new chairman. 

Frederick Bland has provided design leadership over the past 40 years for educational, residential and cultural facilities in both the U.S. and in China. He has directed downtown redevelopment plans nationally, working with clients that require options for long-term growth.  Learn more.  
In 2013, under Mr. Bland’s leadership, the Foundation will hold a national symposium on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.   The event will engage non-traditional preservationists in a conversation about their work.  For updates on the symposium, and more information on the Foundation visit the website

Upcoming ASCE’s Face-to-Face Seminars

Design of Foundations for Dynamic Loads
September 5-7, 2012 - Houston, TX

Design of Lateral Force Resisting Systems Using the 2012 International Building Code ~Newly Updated!
September 13-14, 2012 - Baltimore, MD

Structural Design of Industrial Facilities ~Newly Updated!
September 13-14, 2012 - New Orleans, LA

Seismic Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
September 20-21, 2012 - Las Vegas, NV

Design-Build Contracting
September 27-28, 2012 - Denver, CO

Earthquake-Induced Ground Motions ~Newly Updated!
September 27-28, 2012 – Washington, DC

Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Structures
September 27-28, 2012 - Charlotte, NC

Wind Loads for Buildings and Other Structures ~Newly Updated!
September 27-28, 2012 - Seattle, WA      



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