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The Architectural Engineering Institute is seeking jurors for the 2024 Professional Project Awards

The AEI Professional Project Award (PPA) program is designed to publicly acknowledge and showcase outstanding achievements in design and construction in architectural engineering and related fields. The program seeks to exemplify and award the ultimate results of best practices, emphasizing the art and science of an integrated approach to architectural engineering.

Awards are presented in the following specific categories:

  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Lighting
  • Mechanical
  • Renovation
  • Structural
  • Modular AEI 2024 Forum Special Category

In addition to the categories above, we review all projects for the following categories:

  • Architecture/Engineering Integration
  • Best Overall (Awards for both under and over $100 million)
  • Most Innovative (Awards for both under and over $100 million)

What makes a good juror?

For the six specific categories listed above we’re looking for discipline experts to review and judge the submitted materials to determine awards of excellence (best) and awards of merit (typically the second and third highest rated). Our goal is to have at least 3 jurors for each category. Best to have up to 5 in case some need to drop out. 

Juror Criteria are as follows:

  • Experience: jurors should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in the category they are judging. This may include academic or professional experience. We don’t want to exclude someone who is willing and would make a good jury member so we may evaluate and make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  • Integrity: Jury members should be honest and judge fairly.
  • Impartiality: Jury members should be impartial. Submission of a project by your company will not disqualify someone from being a jury member, but jury members will not vote on projects by their company.
  • Willingness to donate time to review and rate submission materials.
    • Submission materials include: an abstract; a project summary (may include multiple summaries if projects are submitted for multiple categories); an entry form; and a PowerPoint slide deck showing project highlights.  
    • The overall effort depends on the number of submissions received.
      • Structure had the most with 10 projects last year
      • Electrical had the least with only 1 project
      • Jurors review all projects for AE integration (16 total last year)

We ask jurors to separately volunteer to review the AE integration category. Proper judging requires reviewing all projects, which increases the amount of time. Jurors from our specific category pool generally review the rest of the projects to provide a fair assessment.  We ask all jurors to vote for Best Overall and Most Innovative.

If you would like to serve as a juror, please complete the short Interest Form by January 12, 2024

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