THE ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (AEI)
OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) was created through a merger of the National Society of
Architectural Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Architectural Engineering Divi-
sion, on October 1, 1998. Unique among those represented at ASCE, the architectural engineering
field is highly multi-disciplinary. Consequently, AEI serves as the logical home for all professionals in
the building industry.
Purpose: AEI serves to unite members of the design building team in an effort to facilitate communica-
tion and cooperation, both on a project basis and in the professional and technical areas. The need for a
professional organization such as AEI exists because architectural engineering, structural, mechanical,
electrical and architectural disciplines all share the effort in the design of buildings in roughly equal
parts. As a result, one of the main problems in the industry is the lack of communication among these
integral members of the building team.
Because all of these disciplines (and more) must interface and cooperate on a project, technical and
design issues in the industry must be addressed in a unified manner in order to advance the state of the
building design industry. There is a great need for a national forum for these disciplines to examine
issues and exchange views and information. It is for the purpose of providing this forum that it was
proposed to establish AEI.
The global leader for the development and operation of buildings.
To serve the building community by promoting an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to planning,
design, construction, and operation of buildings and by encouraging excellence in practice, education,
and research of architectural engineering.
The Architectural Engineering Institute admits both Individual Members and Corporate Members.
The different categories of membership are (Article IV, Section 1):
• Associate Member
• Student Member
• Affiliate Member
• Corporate Member
• Supporting Corporate Member
• Cooperative Member
The 2012 Board of Governors members are:
Raphael A. Yunk, LEED AP, P.E., President
Adam W. Hapij, P.E., A.M.ASCE
Mark A. McAfee, P.E., M.ASCE
Ali M. Memari, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, President-Elect
James A. Ruggieri, P.E., M.ASCE
Mark P. Sarkisian, P.E., M.ASCE
Clarence E. Waters, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Past President
Jennifer Balsley, P.E., M.ASCE, Manager
Verna L. Jameson, Administrator
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Architectural Engineering Institute Bylaws
As amended October 2001
Article I. Name
Name. The name of this Institute shall be The Architectural Engineering Institute of the American
Society of Civil Engineers, hereinafter referred to as Institute.
Article II. Object
Object. The object of this Institute shall be to advance the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice
of the world-wide building industry by facilitating effective and timely technology transfer; to inte-
grate the technical and professional activities of all individuals engaged in the building industry; to
provide a multi-disciplinary forum for building industry professionals to examine technical, educa-
tional, scientific and professional issues of common interest; and to promote the objectives of the
American Society of Civil Engineers.
Article III. Organization
Organization. The Institute is organized within the American Society of Civil Engineers, hereinafter
referred to as Society. All policies and activities of the Institute shall be consistent with and subject to:
a. the Society Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Code of Ethics;
b. applicable federal, state, and local antitrust, trade regulation, and other laws, regulations and
c. all requirements to maintain the status of the Society as a not-for-profit organization exempt
from federal income tax under sections 501(a) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of
1954 (hereinafter referred to as the Code) qualifying at all times as an organization to which tax
deductible contributions may be made pursuant to applicable sections of the Code;
d. all requirements imposed by the relevant jurisdiction for the maintenance by Society of any
license, permit, or authority it may hold to conduct activities and do business as a foreign
not-for-profit corporation within that jurisdiction; and
e. such other policies and procedures as are authorized under these documents.
Article IV. Members
1. Membership Qualifications. Membership shall be open to any Society member in good standing as
well as to all other persons and organizations interested in advancing the object of the Institute and
meeting the membership requirements set forth herein. Individual Memberships will include the
grades of Member, Fellow, Associate, Affiliate, and Student. Organizational Memberships will
include Cooperative Members and Industry Members. The Institute membership categories are
described as follows:
a. Individual Members shall consist of a single person joining the Institute as opposed to an entity
such as an association or a company.
1. Member: Individuals who are affiliated with the building industry who are:
i. Graduates of an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. Engineering
Accreditation Commission (ABET/EAC)-accredited engineering or National Architec-
tural Accrediting Board, Inc. (NAAB) architecture program who are legally Licensed
Engineers or Architects, or graduates who are legally licensed in other related fields that
are recognized by the Board of Governors; no references required.
ii. Graduates of ABET/EAC-accredited Engineering or NAAB architecture programs
without legal license; three (3) references required from members in the Member or
iii. Graduates of non-ABET/EAC-accredited Engineering or non-NAAB-accredited Architec-
ture programs, ABET-TAC-accredited engineering technology or related engineering or sci-
ence programs; three references required from members in the Member or Fellow grades.
iv. Non-graduates with a Professional Engineering license or Registered Architecture
license and ten (10) years of responsible charge subsequent to licensure; three refer-
ences required from members in the Member or Fellow grades.
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2. Fellow. There shall be no direct admission to the Institute in this grade. Admission shall be
only by advancement from the grade of Member. To be eligible for advancement to the
grade of Fellow, a Member shall:
i. be a legally licensed engineer or architect, and
ii. have had responsible charge for not less than ten (10) years, in the grade of Member, of
important work in engineering or architecture and be qualified to direct, conceive, plan,
or design building works; or in lieu of (ii),
iii. have had responsible charge for not less than ten (10) years, in the grade of Member, of
important industrial, business, construction, educational, editorial, research, or engineer-
ing society activity, requiring the knowledge and background gained from engineering
or architectural training and experience.
3. Associate Member: Professionals associated in the field who have not qualified for licens-
ing, but have:
i. graduated from an ABET/EAC or NAAB accredited curriculum in architecture, build-
ing construction, facilities management or one of the engineering professions
employed in the design and/or construction of buildings and supporting infrastructure,
or in lieu of (i),
ii. has not less than ten (10) years work experience, or in lieu of (i) or (ii),
iii. has a combination of experience and education of this length, who shall apply and be
found qualified by the Membership Committee.
4. Student Member: Individuals interested in the building industry, who are full time students
in a university program accredited by ABET/EAC or NAAB in architecture, engineering,
or other related fields recognized by the Board of Governors.
5. Affiliate Member: Individuals associated with the building industry who do not fully meet
requirements for Member, Associate Member, or Student Member, but nevertheless pos-
sess sufficient knowledge and experience to positively contribute to the object of the Insti-
tute and who are or have been involved with the design, construction, material supply, pro-
fessional, technical, or educational aspects of the building industry.
b. Organizational Members shall consist of professional, educational, or technical societies, Soci-
ety organizations, and industry firms engaged in the design, construction, material supply, pro-
fessional, technical, or educational aspects of the building industry. Organizational Member-
ship does not imply that all members of the organization are members of the Institute. The
Institute organizational membership categories are described as follows:
1. Cooperative Member: A non-Society professional, technical, or educational society repre-
senting the building industry, or a Society organization (i.e. Institute, Division, Council or
Board Committee) whose interests are related to the building industry.
2. Corporate Member: This membership category provides the Organizational Member with
the opportunity to nominate five (5) of their employees to become Individual Members of
the Institute at the appropriate grades.
3. Supporting Corporate Member: This membership category provides the Organizational
Member with the opportunity to nominate ten (10) of their employees to become Individual
Members of the Institute at the appropriate grades.
2. Member Participation
1. Individual Members in good standing may be appointed to and participate on Institute commit-
tees. Individual Members in good standing may vote on all Institute procedural issues or elec-
tions put forth for the general membership. Only Fellows or Members in good standing may
qualify for an elected position on the Board of Governors after holding membership in the
Institute for a period of one year. All committee chairs and vice chairs must be Fellows or
Members. An Individual Member whose dues are not in arrears shall be considered in good
2. Organizational Members in good standing may appoint one representative to participate on
Institute committees, except for the Board of Governors. The representative of the Organiza-
tion may vote on committee activities, but may not serve as committee chair. The representa-
tive of the Organization cannot vote on Institute procedural issues or elections, unless the
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representative is also an Individual Member. An Organizational Member whose dues are not
in arrears shall be considered in good standing.
3. Non-Member Participation
1. Non-members of the Institute may participate and vote on the Institute’s committees, except
for the Board of Governors, but may not serve as committee chair. Non-members cannot vote
on Institute procedural issues or elections
2. Non-members of the Institute may participate as voting members of the Institute’s Standards
3. Conferences and other organized activities of the Institute shall be open to all persons with an
interest in the building industry through payment of designated fees.
4. Admission and Advancement of Members. Applicants shall be admitted to membership in the Insti-
tute in such manner as the Board of Governors may from time to time direct. All Society members
in good standing who elect to join the Institute shall be admitted at the appropriate grade. Organi-
zational Members may be admitted upon approval by the Membership Committee. Authority to
admit new members may be delegated to the Institute Director in accordance with requirements
established by the Institute Board of Governors.
An Individual Member may advance between the grades of Student Member, Associate Member,
Affiliate Member, and Member as personal status changes. Advancement between the grades of Stu-
dent Member, Affiliate Member, Associate Member, and Member will be approved by the Member-
ship Committee. Authority to transfer member grades may be delegated to the Institute Director in
accordance with the requirements established by the Institute Board of Governors.
The Board of Governors will accept and approve nominations of Members to the grade of Fellow.
Nominations may come from committees, individual members, or local groups. The Board of
Governors at its discretion and upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee, in the
case of a Member who has exceptional professional attainments, may waive the foregoing require-
ments for advancement to the grade of Fellow.
5. Resignation. Any member of the Institute in good standing may resign by a written communication
to the Institute Director.
6. Expulsion. Any member may be expelled from the Institute for conduct in violation of the Bylaws, or
the Society Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules or Code of Ethics, as applicable,
or for conduct which in the opinion of the Board of Governors is improper and prejudicial to the best
interest of the Society or Institute. Except in any case to which the third paragraph of this Section
applies, a decision to expel shall be preceded by a fair hearing at a meeting of the Board of Governors.
Separation from membership in the Institute and disciplinary proceedings shall follow the proce-
dures outlined in the Society Bylaws, Article III, except that in any case to which the third para-
graph of this Section does not apply, the Institute Board of Governors acts on behalf of the Insti-
tute. Decisions of the Board of Governors shall not be open to appeal except in cases involving
recommendation by the Board of Governors to expel a Society member, in which cases an appeal
may be made to the Society Board of Direction, whose decision is final.
Cases involving Society members accused of violating the Society Code of Ethics shall be referred
to the Society Committee on Professional Conduct.
Article V. Dues
1. Dues. Membership dues shall be established by the Board of Governors. The annual dues payable
by the Institute membership shall be as follows:
Effective October 1, 2007
Member, Fellow, Affiliate Member: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
Year of Baccalaureate Degree and First Year after Baccalaureate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
Second Year after Baccalaureate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40
Third Year after Baccalaureate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80
Fourth and Subsequent Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
Student Member: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
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One Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
Subsequent Representatives: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100/each
Corporate Members: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750
Supporting Corporate Members: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000
2. Payment of Dues. Dues shall be payable annually in advance of January 1. A person who is elected to
membership in the Institute after June 30 in any calendar year shall pay one-half of the annual dues.
An Institute Member who advances from any grade to a higher grade in the Institute shall pay the
annual dues of the higher grade, effective the next Institute membership year.
Every person who is elected to membership in the Institute shall be liable for the payment of all
dues until Institute membership shall have been terminated.
3. Statements. Not later than December 1 each year, the Director shall mail to each Institute member,
at the latest address known to the Institute, a statement of current indebtedness, if any, of the Insti-
tute member and the amount of dues for the ensuing calendar year.
4. Penalties. Any Institute member whose dues are more than three (3) months in arrears shall be so
notified by the Director and shall lose the right to receive publications normally furnished without
charge to Institute members in good standing. An Institute member whose dues become six (6)
months in arrears shall lose the right to vote. The Director shall mail a notice to any Institute mem-
ber whose dues become nine (9) months in arrears. Any Institute member whose dues become
twelve (12) months in arrears shall forfeit connection with the Institute provided, however, that the
Board of Governors, for cause deemed by it to be sufficient, may extend the time for payment of
dues and for the application of these penalties.
5. Remission of Dues. The Board of Governors for cause deemed by it to be sufficient may excuse any
Institute member from the payment of annual dues, temporarily or permanently, may remit the
whole or any part of the dues which may be in arrears, and may remove any name from the list of
those permanently excused from the payment of dues.
Article VI. Officers
1. Officers. The officers of the Institute shall be the members of the Board of Governors. The officers
include a President, President-elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
a. Duties of the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors shall manage the affairs of the Insti-
tute in accordance with the laws under which the Institute is organized. The Board of Governors
has fiduciary, legal and strategic responsibilities and focuses on continuous strategic planning,
determines desired outcomes, develops and approves policy imperatives to guide operations and
ensures that the Institute uses these policies to work toward meeting its vision and fulfilling its
The fiscal year of the Institute shall be from October 1 to September 30. An annual budget of
estimated receipts and expenditures shall be adopted by the Board of Governors at a regular or
special meeting prior to October 1 of each year.
The President, on behalf of the Board of Governors, shall make an Annual Report for the preced-
ing fiscal year at the Annual Membership Meeting. The Director shall also make a status report at
the Annual Membership Meeting, containing the financial position of the Institute, and such
other information as may be deemed by the Director to be appropriate.
b. Duties of the President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Governors
and of the members of the Institute. The President shall call special meetings of the Board of
Governors or of the members as may be deemed proper. In the temporary absence or disability
of the President, the President-elect shall discharge the duties of the President.
The President shall be empowered to nominate chairpersons and members for those commit-
tees deemed necessary for the effective functioning of the Institute, subject to approval of the
Board of Governors.
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The President or the appointed designee shall attend regular and special meetings of the Soci-
ety Board of Direction, and report at such meetings on Institute affairs, if requested to by the
Society Board of Direction.
d. Duties of the Secretary. The Secretary shall be responsible for all correspondence of the Board
of Governors. The Director, in cooperation with the Secretary, shall give notice of, attend and
keep minutes of all meetings of the Board of Governors, unless excused by the Board of Gover-
nors therefrom; shall have custody of the minutes; shall approve and admit members of the
Institute, consistent with the Board of Governors policy; and shall perform other such duties
and have other such powers as may from time to time be delegated by the Board of Governors.
e. The Duties of the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall monitor management of the financial affairs
of the Institute by the Director, who shall prepare and present an annual financial report at the
annual meeting of the Institute. The Director, in cooperation with the Treasurer, shall maintain
records of Institute income and expenditures and be prepared to present an accounting thereof
to the Board of Governors, to the membership, officers, or any duly authorized person or per-
sons when directed to do so by the Board of Governors.
3. Vacancies. In the absence of the Institute President, or in case of the President’s inability from any
cause to act, the President-elect of the Institute shall perform the duties of the President. In the case
of the President’s death, resignation, or withdrawal from office, the President-elect shall become
In case of the President-elect’s inability from any cause to act, a replacement shall be appointed by
the Institute President with the approval of a simple majority of the Board of Governors.
Article VII. Meetings
1. Board of Governors Meetings
a. The Board of Governors must meet at least annually to conduct any business that might prop-
erly come before it. The place and date of this annual meeting shall be fixed by the President of
the Board of Governors. All Board of Governors members shall be given at least thirty
(30) days notice of meetings. Agenda items shall be filed with the Secretary at least forty five
(45) days before the annual meeting, and the agenda shall be mailed to Board of Governors
members at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting.
b. Additional scheduled meetings of the Board of Governors shall be held each year, at times and
locations designated by the President. Notice and agenda items for additional meetings are as
defined for the annual meeting in (a) above.
c. Special meetings of the Board of Governors may be called by the President at any time or by
either the President or Secretary upon the request of any three (3) Board of Governors members.
At such meetings, there shall only be considered such business as is specified in the meeting
notice. At least ten (10) days advance notice of any such special meeting shall be given by the
Secretary to members of the Board of Governors.
d. At all meetings of the Board of Governors, a simple majority of the Board of Governors shall
be sufficient to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a simple
majority of the Board of Governors present at any meeting at which there is a quorum shall be
the act of the Board of Governors, except as may be otherwise specifically provided by these
Bylaws or other applicable instrument or law. If at any meeting there is less than a quorum
present, the presiding officer may adjourn the meeting to another time and place.
e. Any action required to be taken at a meeting of the Board of Governors, or any action that may
be taken at a meeting of the Board of Governors, may be taken without a meeting if a consent in
writing, setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by all Board of Governors members
and be filed with the minutes of the meeting.
f. Members of the Board of Governors may participate in any meeting of the Board of Governors
by telephone conference or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons
participating in the meeting can hear each other, and such participation in a meeting shall con-
stitute presence in person at the meeting.
g. Any Board of Governors member who does not attend two consecutive meetings of the Board
of Governors will be automatically removed from the Board of Governors as of the conclusion
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of such second meeting, unless retained by the majority vote of the Board of Governors before
the conclusion of such second meeting.
h. The Institute Director or designee shall be present at all meetings of the Board of Governors,
except for Executive Sessions of the Board of Governors, for which the Institute Director may
or may not be present, as the Board of Governors may direct.
2. Membership Meeting
a. Annual Membership Meeting. A general meeting of the membership shall be held each year.
The items of business, unless otherwise provided by the Board of Governors shall include the
Report of the President.
Report of the Director.
Announcements by the Secretary.
Report on canvass of ballot for officers.
Installation of new officers.
Other items as deemed necessary by the President and Director.
At any Annual Membership Meeting, the membership, without notice and by a two-thirds vote,
may modify or change the rules as to order of business at that meeting.
A minimum attendance of one hundred (100) Individual Members shall constitute a quorum
for the Annual Membership Meeting of the Institute.
2. Special Meetings. Special meetings of Institute membership may be called by the Board of Gover-
nors at any time. The Board of Governors may call a special business meeting of the Institute upon
written request of not less than two hundred (200) members, which request shall state the purpose
of the meeting.
3. Notice. The Board of Governors must give members at least thirty (30) days notice of all annual
and special meetings. The notice must include a description of the business to be conducted.
4. Voting. At any meeting of the membership, a majority of members, where a quorum is present, is
necessary to make a decision except where some other number is required by law or by these
Bylaws. Proxy voting is not permitted.
Article VIII. Board of Governors
1. The affairs, activities, and concerns of the Institute shall be under the direction of a Board of Gov-
ernors consisting of seven voting members.
2. Composition of the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors shall have seven (7) members,
who are Institute officers, selected/elected as follows: six (6) at-large Board of Governors members
elected by the Institute membership and one (1) Board of Governors member appointed by the
a. All Board of Governors members must be Members or Fellows of the Institute and hold Profes-
sional Licensure in Engineering or Architecture.
b. The Board of Governors member must be a member in good standing of the Institute for a
period of at least one year at the time of election or appointment. Each elected or appointed
Board of Governors member shall be a member of the Institute in good standing throughout
his/her service on the Board of Governors. If a Board of Governors member ceases to be in
good standing while in office, that member may be removed. The Institute Director shall not be
eligible to serve as a Board of Governors member. Failure to meet the aforementioned qualifi-
cations shall be grounds for removal from the Board of Governors.
4. Term of Office. The term of office of each Board of Governors member shall be three (3) years and
may be renewed up to one (1) time; however, the Board of Governors member elected as President-
elect shall serve for consecutive one year periods as President-elect, President and Past President.
The term of any Board of Governors Member shall commence at the end of the Annual Member-
ship Meeting of the Board of Governors at which the term of the Board of Governors member’s
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predecessor expires, except in cases where a Board of Governors member is inducted to complete
an unexpired term.
A Board of Governors member may resign at any time by giving written notice of such resignation
to the Secretary of the Board of Governors.
Any Board of Governors member shall continue service unless earlier having resigned or been
removed, until a successor takes office.
5. Nominations and Elections
a. Nominating Committee. Institute nominations and elections shall be directed by a Nomina-
tions and Elections Committee, hereinafter referred to as the Committee, which has the respon-
sibility of developing nominations for the Board of Governors and directing the elections. The
Committee shall be formed each year not later than January 1 and shall meet before March 1 to
develop nominations each year for one Board of Governors member and for the President-elect
i. A Nominations and Elections Committee shall be appointed annually by the Board of Gov-
ernors. The Committee will consist of five members, constituted as determined by the
Board of Governors. All five members of the Committee shall be Individual Members in
good standing of Institute, and two shall be current Board of Governors members. The
Committee shall elect a President of the Committee from its members.
ii. In assembling a slate of nominees, the Nominations and Elections Committee shall solicit
and receive nominations from the general membership of the Institute and from Institute
committees. Such nominations shall be received in the form of a nominating letter to the
iii. The Committee shall determine an annual slate of nominees, including one or more nomi-
nees for each position opened, normally two positions each year. Geographic distribution
and representation of the full technical scope and professional function of the Institute shall
be considered in establishing the slate of nominees. The slate of nominees and their occu-
pational and geographical descriptions shall be submitted to the Board of Governors for
b. Official Nominees. Nominees selected by the Board of Governors shall be known as the Official
Nominees. The Secretary shall notify all members of the Official Nominees for such offices either
by a notice in the Institute newsletter or by individual mailing to each member of the Institute.
c. Nomination by Petition. No later than June 1, nominations by petition for the office of President-
elect and Board of Governors member may be filed with the Secretary. Petitions for such nomina-
tions containing the signatures of at least 200 voting members of the Institute shall be filed with
the Secretary as provided for in these Bylaws and shall be accompanied by a letter from the Peti-
tion Nominee in acceptance of the nomination. Nominees by petition shall be so designated on
the ballot for electing officers.
d. Nominee Acceptance. Nominees shall be fully informed of the qualifications, duties and
requirements of the office for which they are nominated and shall consent to their nominations.
Nominations, written nominee acceptance, and a short resume of the Nominee must be for-
warded to the Secretary on or before March 15.
e. President-elect. The President-elect shall assume the office of the President at the Annual
Meeting marking the completion of the year in that office.
f. President. The President shall assume the office of the Past President at the Annual Member-
ship Meeting marking the completion of the year in that office.
g. Past President. The Past President shall step down at the Annual Membership Meeting marking
the completion of the year in that office. If the current Past President vacates office for any rea-
son, the latest living and available Past President will serve out the remainder of the term.
h. Secretary and Treasurer. The Secretary and the Treasurer are chosen from among the four
remaining Board of Governors members annually by a vote of the Board of Governors at their
first meeting following the Annual Membership Meeting.
i. Election Process. The Institute election process will be in accordance with the Society’s
Bylaws under Article VI, Sections 10 through 12, with the President and Board of Governors
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taking responsibility for the election process instead of the Society. Zones and District refer-
ences are not applicable to the operations of the Institute.
j. Announcement of Election Results. The Secretary shall announce immediately to the member-
ship the names of the officers elected. These announcements will appear in the Institute news-
letter and in the Society’s official publication(s).
6. Vacancies. Whenever a vacancy occurs in an elected position on the Board of Governors by death,
resignation, or other than by expiration of a Board of Governors member’s term, it shall be filled
without undue delay by majority of the remaining Board of Governors members. The delay shall
be not longer than the unexpired remainder of the term.
Whenever any vacancy occurs in an appointed position of the Board of Governors by death, resig-
nation, or otherwise than by expiration of an Board of Governors member’s term, it shall be filled
for the remainder of the term without undue delay by a direct appointment of the Society President.
7. Compensation of Members of Board of Governors. Individual members of the Board of Governors,
as such, shall not receive any salary or other compensation for their services as Board of Governors
members, but they shall be entitled to reimbursement of reasonable expenses, if any, incurred by
them as Board of Governors members, under procedures established by the Board of Governors.
8. Rules. The Board of Governors may establish rules that are consistent with these Bylaws for the
policies, procedures, and programs of the Institute.
9. Removal. Elected officers may be recalled from office by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Governors.
Article IX. Finance
1. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of Institute shall be from October 1 through September 30.
2. Assets. All assets held by or for the Institute are vested in the Society and shall be handled accord-
ing to its fiscal policies.
3. Fiscal Responsibility. The Institute Board of Governors, with due responsibility to the Society
Board of Direction, shall oversee the funds and assets of the Institute and shall direct the Institute
Director in their management. Neither the Institute nor any individual Board of Governors mem-
ber, Institute officer, member, employee, or representative thereof shall have any authority, as such,
to contract debts for, pledge the credit of, or in any way financially bind the Society.
4. Institute Budget. The Institute budget must be approved by the Institute Board of Governors in
accordance with guidelines established by the Society Board of Direction. Gross annual changes of
in excess of plus or minus five (5) percent must be approved by the Society Board of Direction.
Any changes to the budget and any expenditures in excess of budgeted amounts or for unbudgeted
items must be approved by the Institute Board of Governors in accordance following the same pro-
cess as in the Society Bylaws, with the Board of Governors acting in place of the Society Board of
5. Revenues. The Institute may raise revenue by means other than dues from members and fees for
publications, provided such means are consistent with Society policy and the maintenance of the
Society’s tax-exempt status. Any proposed solicitations, and the proposed acceptance of any grant
or donation which contains any restriction, shall first be submitted to and approved as permissible
by the Society Executive Director, who shall investigate and notify the Institute of his/her determi-
nation, including any restrictions or modifications on which approval is conditioned. In the event
that the Institute’s revenues exceed its expenditures, the Society shall create a general reserve fund
therefor, and the Institute shall control this reserve and may use funds from this reserve for pro-
grams and activities of the Institute.
Subsequent to the end of the start-up period, any annual deficit incurred by Institute activities shall
be charged to such general reserve fund.
6. Records. The books and accounts of the Institute shall be kept by the Director of the Institute.
7. Reporting. At the close of each fiscal year, the Institute Director shall provide a preliminary state-
ment of the affairs of the Institute, including, but not limited to, a balance sheet and fiscal statement
of operations for the preceding year, which shall be submitted to the Institute Board of Governors
and to the Society Board of Direction within sixty (60) days from the close of the fiscal year.
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8. Audit. The Institute Director shall procure annually an external financial review of the books and records
of the Institute. Such audit may be performed in conjunction with the Society’s annual audit. The books
and records shall be made available to the Society Treasurer or designee on reasonable notice.
Article X. Committees
1. Organizational Elements. The Board of Governors may by resolution and at its discretion, define,
establish and discharge organizational elements such as divisions, standing committees, student
chapters, local chapters, and task committees as necessary or desirable to conduct the affairs of
Institute. Establishment of any organizational elements shall be by means of a charter, which shall
define the mission of the element and the term of the charter. These elements will report directly to
the Board of Governors through an Executive Committee of the element or through the hierarchy
established by the Board of Governors. Chairs of each element will be nominated and approved by
the Board of Governors.
Committee chairs shall return a committee’s tangible property and records, and all records relating
to any intangible property and work product of the committee to the Institute when discharged, or
when requested by the Board of Governors. Such materials, and any intangible property including
work products of the committee belong to the Institute. All divisions, local chapters, student chap-
ters, committees (including any subcommittees), and all special delegates and representatives
unless otherwise directed by the Board of Governors, shall be governed by this provision.
Committees of the Institute may be directed to establish written operating policies and procedures,
which shall require approval of the Board of Governors for adoption and amendment.
Article XI. Administration
1. Robert’s Rules. All business meetings of Institute and meetings of its Board shall be governed by
the rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, in all cases to which these rules are
applicable and in which such rules are not inconsistent with the Society and/or Institute Constitu-
tion, Bylaws, and Rules.
2. Dissemination of Information. Electronic communications shall be encouraged to ease the
exchange of ideas and methods among Institute members.
3. Relationship to Society. Fees for services provided to the Institute by the Society shall be set by
written agreement between the Institute and the Society.
The Society shall have the right of first refusal on the provision of services for the delivery of Insti-
tute products and services. In the event that the Institute develops a product or service on its own, it
must meet Society standards for quality.
Property and Records of the Institute shall belong to the Society.
The Institute may issue its own statements of policy but must identify them as such. Any amplifica-
tion, interpretation, or application of Society policies other than by the Society Board of Direction
must be clearly identified as the views of the component so engaged and not of the Society. No
action shall be taken by the Institute which may be deemed to express an attitude or action of the
Society, but resolutions or recommendations may be addressed to the Society Board of Direction
for consideration or approval and promulgation.
The Institute may conduct conferences and conventions by itself or acting in conjunction with
other units of the Society or other affiliated organizations subject to the right of first refusal defined
in the second paragraph of this Section.
4. Relationships with Other Associations and Federations. The Institute may form relationships with
other groups and may serve as the United States of America member society to various interna-
tional organizations, as approved by the Institute.
5. Publications. Publications of the Institute shall be consistent with Society policies except as pro-
vided in written agreements that may exist between the Society and the Institute.
The Institute may develop journals, magazines, Manuals of Practice, and Standards by itself or in
conjunction with the Society or other organizations. The Society shall have the right of first refusal
to act as the Publisher of such publications.
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Members of the Institute who are not members of the Society shall be entitled to receive publica-
tions of the Institute at the Society member rates and other Society publications at the rates deter-
mined by the Society and the Institute Board of Governors.
6. Indemnification. Officers, the Institute Director, and Institute staff and agents, in their respective
capacities as such, each shall have the same rights of indemnification from the Society as do Soci-
ety Directors, officers, employees, and agents.
Article XII. Dissolution
At any duly constituted meeting of the Board of Governors, by a two-thirds vote, the Institute’s Board
of Governors may vote to recommend dissolution of the Institute by the Society Board of Direction,
provided that a written notice of this proposed action shall have been given at a previous meeting of the
Board of Governors, and provided further that the proposed dissolution shall have been published,
together with an announcement soliciting membership comments, in an Institute, Society, or third
party publication that normally reaches the entire membership of the Institute, or shall have been sent
to the membership by other means.
Article XIII. National Architectural Engineering Foundation
The National Architectural Engineering Foundation (NAEF) is the Institute’s official fundraising orga-
nization. NAEF obtains funds to develop and support the Building Architectural Engineering exam.
NAEF is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization under the Internal Revenue Code. NAEF is granted the
authority to operate like an Institute committee and to report to the Board of Governors in accordance
with Article X herein.
Article XIV. Amendment
The Institute Bylaws may be amended at a duly constituted meeting of the Board of Governors by a
two-thirds majority of those present and voting, provided that a written notice of such proposed
amendment shall have been given at a previous meeting of the Board of Governors, and provided fur-
ther that the proposed amendment shall have been published, together with an announcement solicit-
ing membership comments, in an Institute, Society, or third party publication that normally reaches the
entire membership of the Institute, or shall have been sent to the membership by other means.
No amendment to these Bylaws becomes effective until it is approved by the Society Board of Direction.
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ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING INSTITUTE
Board of Governors
Raphael A. Yunk, LEED AP, P.E., President Mark A. Mc Afee, P.E.
Ali M. Memari, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, James A. Ruggieri, P.E., M.ASCE
President-elect Mark P. Sarkisian, P.E., M.ASCE
Clarence E. Waters, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Past Jennifer F. Balsley, P.E., M.ASCE, ASCE Staff
Adam W. Hapij, P.E., A.M.ASCE
Purpose: To provide direction, leadership and career guidance in BS and MS Architectural Engineer-
ing curriculum. To work together to help create and oversee ABET Program Criteria, the faculty termi-
nal degree and promote and guide the academics to industry while advancing the status of Architec-
Filza Walters, Ph.D., Chair Mark McAfee, P.E.
Craig D. Adams, P.E., F.ASCE Kyran D. Mish
Chinemelu J. Anumba, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE James E. Mitchell, Aff.M.ASCE
Kenna M. Chapin, P.E. John J. Myers, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
David A. Chin, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE John J. Phillips, P.E.
William F. Cofer, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE Jay A. Puckett, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Anthony Denzer Baaer Ramadan, Ph.D.
Ramy El Diasty, Ph.D. Peter Rojeski Jr., Ph.D., M.ASCE
Michael D. Engelhardt, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE Joseph O. Sai, P.E.
Allen C. Estes, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE Mark E. Snyder, A.M.ASCE
Hector Estrada, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE Wimal Suaris, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
James J. Glusing, A.M.ASCE Thanos A. Tzempelikos, Ph.D.
Abdel W. Hago, Ph.D. Sandra Vasconez, Ph.D., P.E.
Scott R. Hamilton, P.E., M.ASCE Blythe A. Vogt, P.E.
Hinton C. Jones, Ph.D., LEED AP, R.A. Lily Wang, Ph.D., P.E.
Richard P. Klinger, Ph.D., P.E. Clarence E. Waters, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Robert Knox, Ph.D., P.E. Raphael A. Yunk, LEED AP, P.E.
Abraham C. Lynn, A.M.ASCE John A. Zachar, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Architectural Engineering Exam Committee
Purpose: The Architectural Engineering Exam Committee is responsible for the development and
maintenance of the Principles and Practices of Engineering (PE) examination in Architectural Engi-
neering (AE). This committee is the liaison between AEI and the National Council of Examiners for
Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) on AE exam issues and will represent AEI on NCEES
Mark A. Mc Afee, P.E., Chair Wade Jueneman, P.E.
Christopher Culp, P.E. Joseph Kaplan, P.E., F.ASCE
Richard A. Devries, P.E., M.ASCE John M. Kelly, P.E., F.ASCE
Dennis Downes, P.E. David Krug
Mohammed M. Ettouney, Ph.D., D.Sc, P.E., Jon Lucas, P.E.
Dist.M.ASCE David Meredith, P.E.
Ahmad Hadavi, P.E., M.ASCE Desiree Morrell, P.E.
Philip L. Hannon, P.E. William Murphy, P.E.
Wendy K. Hemmen, P.E., M.ASCE William Naeger, P.E.
Dean L. Hiebert, P.E. Steven E. O’Hara, P.E.
Charles T. Jahren, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE Dudley M. Outcalt, P.E., M.ASCE
Allen C. Johnson, M.ASCE John J. Phillips, P.E.
David W. Johnston, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE Greg Quigely, P.E.
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Randy R. Rapp, P.E., M.ASCE Brad Ward, P.E.
Jeff Romine, P.E. Edwin Weaver, P.E., M.ASCE
Clifford J. Schexnayder, Ph.D., P.E., Anjie Weidman, P.E.
Dist.M.ASCE Raphael A. Yunk, LEED AP, P.E.
Daniel Spindler, P.E. John A. Zachar, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Phil Voegeli, P.E.
ASCE Charles Pankow Foundation Arch Eng Student Competition
Purpose: Task Committee to organize and administer the ASCE Charles Pankow Foundation Annual
Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.
Kenna M. Chapin, P.E., Chair Shaun Nienhueser, LEED AP
Purpose: To recommend recipients for all Society awards for which the members of the Architectural
Engineering Institute may be eligible, and to recognize the achievements and contributions of mem-
bers by developing and maintaining an architectural engineering awards program.
Clarence E. Waters, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Mohammed M. Ettouney, Ph.D., D.Sc, P.E.,
Paul J. Rielly, P.E., M.ASCE
Purpose: To establish the content of the Instittue eNewsletter, determine the need for additional news-
letters, gather information for the website, and provide content for these and any additional communi-
cations to the membership.
Dudley G. McFarquhar, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Continuing Education Committee
Purpose: To develop programs and provide educational opportunities that will enhance the career
development and continuing professional development of persons involved in the professional practice
of architectural engineering. Study emerging issues that may impact the practice of architectural engi-
neering and find ways to bring them to the attention of the AEI membership.
Mohammed M. Ettouney, Ph.D., D.Sc, P.E.,
Journal of Architectural Engineering Editorial Board
Purpose: To establish, promote and administer the publication of the Journal of Architectural
Ece Erdogmus, A.M.ASCE, Editor Joseph E. Minor, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Jacqueline P. James, P.E., Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Bijan Mohraz, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Associate Editor M K. Parfitt, P.E., M.ASCE
Richard A. Behr, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE Ernest W. Parti, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
David W. Fowler, P.E., F.ASCE R R. Sinno, Ph.D., P.E., L.S., F.ASCE
Thomas E. Glavinich, Ph.D., P.E. Matt G. Syal, Ph.D., M.ASCE
Norman J. Glover, P.E., F.ASCE Clarence E. Waters, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Mingsheng Liu, Ph.D., P.E.
Purpose: To increase active membership of the AEI.
Lisa E. Lyons, Chair Kelly J. Krieg, P.E., M.ASCE
Jonathan U. Dougherty, Ph.D. Jason M. Leffingwell
Standards and Guidelines Administrative Committee
Purpose: To oversee all activities of the Architectural Engineering Institute related to the development
of architectural engineering standards.
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Nanci Buscemi, P.E., M.ASCE James Ruggieri, P.E.
Scott Campbell, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Committee on Building Energy Systems and Optimization Method
Purpose: To focus on the studies of building energy systems and their control systems, as well as opti-
mization methods for building energy systems. The building energy systems include HVAC equipment
and systems, renewable energy systems, and building energy plant systems.
Ming Qu, Ph.D., Chair Matthew Herman
David Archer, Ph.D. Haorong Li, Ph.D.
Nelson Fumo, Ph.D. Satish Ukkusuri, Ph.D.
Committee on Building Integration Modeling (BIM)
Purpose: To examine the technical and professional issues and implications for the use of Building
Information Modeling (BIM) tools within the design, construction, and operations of buildings.
Robert M. Leicht, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Chair
Committee on the Building Security Rating System
Mohammed M. Ettouney, Ph.D., D.Sc, P.E., Mark M. Hankewycz, Aff.M.ASCE
Dist.M.ASCE, Chair William Koffel, P.E.
Sreenivas Alampalli, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE Arturo Mendez
Scott Campbell, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE Paul F. Mlakar, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE
Amar A. Chaker, Ph.D., M.ASCE Hasan A. Pekoz, P.E., A.M.ASCE
Martin Denholm, LEED AP James A. Ruggieri, P.E., M.ASCE
Gregory Hallstrom, CPP David C. Weggel, A.M.ASCE
Committee on Curtainwall Systems
Purpose: To present different aspects of curtainwalls to engineers, architects, building officials, and ven-
dors. Some of these aspects are: life cost, design and analysis methods, past and future, and case studies.
Ali M. Memari, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Chair Mohammed M. Ettouney, Ph.D., D.Sc, P.E.,
Gary W. Brown, P.E., M.ASCE Dist.M.ASCE
Charles D. Clift, P.E., F.ASCE Stephen L. Fisher, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
Nicolangelo Cuoco, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE Dudley G. McFarquhar, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Faron A. Morris, P.E., M.ASCE
C2P Electrical Installation Practices for Critical Facilities
Purpose: To develop standards for electrical load equipment, such as atmosphere segregation and haz-
ardous agent monitoring systems, as well as changes to blast and shock considerations. The standards
will also cover constraints not previously considered in the design of electrical systems building mis-
sion and life-safety systems.
James A. Ruggieri, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair Brian Haydon, P.E.
Rupert Chandler, Vice-Chair James R. Hoover
Vytenis Babrauskas, Ph.D. James D. Palmer, P.E., S.E.
Scott Davidow Robert Schuerger, P.E.
Paul Devlin Brooke Stauffer
Charles C. Franklin, P.E., M.ASCE David E. Weems
Thomas E. Glavinich, Ph.D., P.E. Song Xing, Ph.D.
Committee to Develop Building Integration Solutions for Abnormal Demands on Buildings
Purpose: Conduct assessments, study performance, propose guidelines for integrated building systems
in the interest of identifying multidisciplinary solutions for buildings subjected to ab-normal demands.
The committee will officially inherit the work product of the AEI Katrina Task Committee.
Adam W. Hapij, P.E., A.M.ASCE, Chair
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Committee on Facilities for the Aging
Purpose: To address all relevant aspects of any kind of building facility that has impact on the quality
of life of the aging members of society from those residents in which they dwell to any other kind of
building facility that they would encounter and use during the course of their daily activities for the rest
of their natural lives.
Richard A. Behr, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Chair
Committee on Structural Glazing
Nanci Buscemi, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair George E. Johnson Jr., P.E., M.ASCE
Valerie Block, LEED AP Stephen Ledbetter
Errol D. Bull, P.E., M.ASCE Neil McClelland
Edward J. Conrath, P.E., M.ASCE Faron A. Morris, P.E.
Mohammed M. Ettouney, Ph.D., D.Sc, P.E., Scott Norville
Dist.M.ASCE Julia C. Schimmelpenningh, Aff.M.ASCE
James M. Evans III, A.M.ASCE Jens Schneider
Norman J. Glover, P.E., F.ASCE Hans M. Schober, Aff.M.ASCE
Andrew Hart, Aff.M.ASCE Gordon H. Smith, P.E., M.ASCE
David B. Hattis Frank Wellershoff
Task Committee on Facade Access Design Guidelines
Purpose: To develop and establish a “best practices” guideline for the structural design, evaluation, and
testing of facade access equipment.
Gary R. Searer, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair Francis H. Laux, R.A., Aff.M.ASCE
Richard A. Dethlefs, P.E., M.ASCE
Task Committee on Green Roof Design Guidelines
Purpose: To develop and publish a multi-disciplinary manual for green roofing. The Green Roof
Design Manual will provide a summary of existing green roof literature that can be used in green roof
design and system evaluation in addition to fill gaps where existing documentation is lacking.
Amy L. Hackney, LEED AP, P.E., M.ASCE, Paul E. Oyen, S.M.ASCE
Chair Paulo C. Tabares-Velasco
Robert Berghage Jr.