To engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

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Colin Powell Speaks about the ACE Program

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ACE Mentor News – Online Blog

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ACE is an after school program that introduces you to careers in architecture, construction management, engineering and other disciplines.


The ACE Mentor Program is driven by the committed and enthusiastic participation of volunteer mentors who are practicing professionals in their respective fields.


National Design

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Congratulations to the CIRT – ACE National Design and Construction 2019 Competition Finalists!

In a very close race for the top prize at the finals of the 2019 CIRT National Design and Construction Competition, the Central Iowa team placed first for an unprecedented second year in a row. Its entry “Unboxed” was submitted in the Play Ground/Scape category.

The Construction Industry Round Table has announced the three design challenges for the 2020 competition (select one RFP for the competition):

  • Water Resource Management and Preservation
  • National Pavilion
  • Gastronomic Center

2020 CIRT Competition Info

View Recorded Live Stream Video of 2019 Final Presentations

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2019 Yearbook


The 2019 Yearbook is a commemorative edition celebrating ACE’s 25-years of success.

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CMiC – Allen Berg
Memorial Scholarships

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As part of a $3M grant to ACE Mentor from CMiC and the family of the late Allen Berg, founder of CMiC, ACE has awarded the first of six annual rounds of scholarships to promising students planning to pursue careers in the integrated construction industry. In May 2019 twenty-five (25) students received $400K in scholarships varying between $10K and $40K, depending on need.

2020 Announcement


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2019 CMiC Winners