This year four universities, University of Cincinnati, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and The Pennsylvania State University, competed in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) International Student Design Competition (ISDC) on April 9. University of Nebraska-Lincoln earned first place honors in the Building Integration Systems and Mechanical Systems categories. The Pennsylvania State University won first place honors in the Construction, Electrical Systems, and Structural Systems categories. Additionally, University of Nebraska-Lincoln won two awards for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation, while The Pennsylvania State University won one award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation.
About the Architectural Engineering Institute
The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) was created by The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 1998 to be the professional home of architectural engineers and to address the needs of the architectural engineering profession. The mission of AEI is “to serve the building community by promoting an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings and by encouraging excellence in practice, education, and research of architectural engineering.” AEI is the home for all professionals in the building industry. AEI provides a multi-disciplinary national forum for members of, but not limited to, the architectural engineering, structural, mechanical, electrical, and architectural communities.
Since students are expected to be the next generation of members, supporting student activities is of strategic importance for the future of AEI. AEI has supported existing student chapters and encouraged the creation of new ones at Institutions offering Architectural Engineering programs. Since student membership is free, the AEI student membership represents the majority of the student population of the architectural engineering programs.