Submit your FINAL PAPERS by November 5!

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You are invited to submit a proposal for an individual paper or presentation for consideration. Please note that attendance and registration are required for all presenters. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) does not reimburse or pay the presenter's costs to attend the conference nor reimburse for preparing and presenting papers and presentations. 

Should you have additional questions about the submissions process, please contact Verna Jameson, 703-295-6199.

Abstraction Submission

Abstracts/proposals, a maximum of 300 words, should be submitted for consideration by April 16, 2014. Papers and presentations should consider focusing on suggested topics listed below. Please note that items listed in bold italics are focused topics of particular interest.

All submissions should be sufficient to judge the quality and appropriateness of the work for consideration in the conference. Papers and presentations will be selected from the open call, as well as by special invitation. Submissions will be reviewed by the AEI Technical Proceedings Sub-committee (TP) for decisions on acceptance. Criteria used to review and evaluate the abstracts/sessions include, but are not limited to technical content, quality of presentation and the goals of the AEI Conference Committees.

Abstracts/proposals should be clearly marked with the names, titles, credentials and affiliations of authors and co-authors, presenters and co-presenters. The name, organization, address, phone number, and email address of the primary author/presenter should be included. Authors/presenters should indicate whether they elect to organize a partial session or a full 90-minute session.

All sessions will be offering professional development hours (PDHs) to conference attendees.

Please note that it is the author's/presenter's responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions and/or approvals from employers, project owners, clients, photographers, or other parties prior to final submission. Material included in your submission from previously published sources, including the Internet, may require permission from the copyright holder of that publication or website. It is the author's responsibility to obtain the permission for reuse of this material and include the appropriate credit information in the paper or presentation.

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Call for Papers

Authors of accepted abstracts, who wish to be published and present at the conference, are required to submit a 10-12 page final paper for inclusion in the proceedings. The proceedings will be copyrighted and published electronically by ASCE (on a CD or other media). Authors may submit individually or as part of group (3-5 abstracts) to form a full session proposal. A selection of papers will be reviewed for possible publication in two special issues of the ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering. Please note that PowerPoint presentations will not be published by ASCE, but will be distributed separately.

Please note that papers are not required. 

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Call for Presentations

AE practitioners, proposing a presentation only, are encouraged to focus subjects on the most current industry practices in a vendor neutral format. They may be developed by single or multiple presenters, or may be a panel discussion. Please note that power point presentations will not be published by ASCE, but will be distributed separately.

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Suggested Conference Topics

Topics listed in bold italics are focused topics and the committee encourages proposals for these special sessions.

Building Envelope

  • Curtain wall design and retrofit
  • Dynamic façade systems
  • Innovative products for curtain walls
  • Policy and incentives for high performance design
  • Service life and construction criteria
  • Solar design
  • Structural sealant glazing systems
  • Thermal behavior and design
  • Transparency, photovaltaics, "smart glass"
  • Wind-borne debris resistant curtain walls

Building Materials

  • Building sustainability
  • Composite and innovative materials in buildings
  • Polymer composites
  • Properties of materials (creep, durability, etc.)

Building Structural Systems

  • Blast design methods for buildings
  • Connections and anchors
  • Design guides, codes and standards
  • Design to resist wind loads
  • Earthquake design and retrofit
  • Progressive collapse methods
  • Structural characterization and validation
  • Structural design of buildings for serviceability
  • Structural modeling and analysis
  • Vibration and deflection control and serviceability

Building Mechanical Systems

  • Bio fuel cells in building design
  • Building energy performance
  • Chilled beams and retrofitted induction unit technology
  • Commissioning
  • Control systems
  • Innovative heating and cooling technologies
  • Retrofit of mechanical systems within existing buildings

Integrated Systems

  • Carbon neutral, net-zero-energy, zero-carbon and self-sustaining buildings
  • Controls systems
  • Design process visualization and integration
  • Performance-based engineering
  • Smart buildings and urban environments>

Building Electrical and Power Systems

  • Distributed generation and cogeneration
  • Energy harvesting from non-traditional sources
  • Integration of fire protection, egress and communication systems
  • Powering low demand devices
  • Strategic planning for integration and optimization of flows
  • Sustainable energy initiatives

Building Security

  • Building security assessment
  • Building security standards
  • Continuity of operations
  • HVAC security design
  • New sustainable materials in fire and life safety systems
  • Protection of buildings from chemical and biological threats
  • Rapid alert systems for building occupants (dynamic route guidance systems, integrated audio/video technology, wireless systems, etc.)
  • Security for critical infrastructure protection
  • Sheltering in place

Architectural Systems/ Interior Design

  • Acoustics
  • Fire Protection Systems and smoke containment
  • Healthier and safer buildings for families with children
  • Improve the social-communal experience of occupants
  • Integration of buildings in historic urban districts

Design and Construction Process and Management

  • Building integration solutions
  • Construction project control
  • Cost and economics considerations
  • FIAPP, BIM, Interoperability
  • Front-end planning for buildings
  • Life-cycle perspective and cost analysis
  • New construction methods and systems for complex projects
  • Operational service considerations in facility management
  • Performance of constructed facilities
  • Planning: methods and applications
  • Productivity studies
  • QA/QC testing
  • Strategies to increase the speed of construction (e.g., lean)

Forensics and Multi-Hazard Engineering

  • Behavior of facilities during extreme events
  • Building failures: structures, foundations, envelope, etc.
  • Building robustness studies
  • Field investigations and lessons learned
  • Multi-hazard reliability and risk assessment
  • Reliability issues

Architectural Engineering Education

  • Architectural engineering capstone design courses
  • Emerging trends in AE education in the United States

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