AEI Forum

Omaha, Nebraska | April 4–6, 2018


About AEI

Established in 1998, the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) is the premier organization for architectural engineering, providing its more than 8,000 members timely technical information, professional advocacy, continuing education, and opportunities to excel in their careers. AEI will celebrate it's 20th Anniversary in 2018 and will hold a special reception at the Forum. Learn about AEI's history.


The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), in partnership with the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is pleased to announce the 2nd Biennial Forum. The theme of the Forum is The HEALTH of the Integrated Building.

The Forum offers an opportunity for members of the building construction industry, including structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, construction management professionals and architects, to learn about and discuss advanced strategies and state-of-the-art practices of building technology. The event will feature presentations on building integration, as well as the latest technology in the many areas of the building design, construction, and maintenance.

Industry professionals will benefit from presentations by experts in the fields of structural, mechanical, and electrical design and construction management as they relate to integrated building systems. Members of academia will benefit from presentations on current research initiatives and opportunities to network with practitioners. Students will benefit from interacting with industry professionals and peers from universities other than their own.


Stephanie J. Guy, P.E., LEED AP | Mechanical Engineer, Alvine Engineering, Omaha, NE | Chair
Clarence E. Waters, Ph.D., P.E., F.AEI.
| Professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction (DSAEC), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Omaha, NE | Chair
Jay A. Puckett, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE | Director, DSAEC, UNL, Omaha, NE
Melissa Hoffman, Ph.D. | Associate Director, Operations, DSAEC, UNL, Omaha, NE
Andy Yosten, P.E. | Vice President, Director of Mechanical Engineering at HDR, Omaha, NE
Chris Beaty | Major Projects Sales Engineer, Johnson Controls Inc., Omaha, NE
Steve Yanke, P.E. | Principal, Affiliated Engineers, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Erica Ryherd, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, DSAEC, UNL, Omaha, NE
Luke Dolezal | AEI National Student Vice President, 2017-2018, UNL AE student
Jonathan Ingram | AEI National Student Vice President, 2016-2017, UNL MAE student
Andrew Bechdolt | Administrative Technician, DSAEC, UNL, Omaha, NE
Jennifer Skidmore | Director of Student Development, College of Engineering, UNL, Omaha, NE
Bonnie Martin | Career Services Coordinator, College of Engineering, UNL, Omaha, NE

Durham School at the Peter Kiewit Institute

AEI Forum takes place at the following facilities:

Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106

The Durham School
The Peter Kiewit Institute
1110 S. 67th Street
Omaha, NE 68182

Official hotels of AEI Forum:

Residence Inn Omaha Aksarben Village
1717 South 67th Street
Omaha  NE  68106

Courtyard by Marriott Omaha Aksarben Village
1625 S 67th Street
Omaha, NE 68106


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