National Programs

CIRT National Design and Construction Competition

The Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT) National Competition invites active ACE students from around the country to design, plan, and present comprehensive solutions to a complex, real world construction challenge.

Generously funded and organized by CIRT, finalist teams get to present their designs to a panel of industry leaders in Washington DC every spring. Winning teams receive monetary awards that go to supporting their home affiliate program.

CMIC/Allen Berg Memorial Scholarship

The generosity of the Allen Berg Family has allowed ACE to award $1.2 million dollars to 85 ACE students over the past three years. This substantial commitment to deserving students significantly impacts their ability to find their pathway into the industry. 

Allen Berg’s Legacy

The family of the late Allen Berg created The CMiC-Allen Berg Initiative in 2018 to preserve and extend Mr. Berg’s rich legacy as he passed away prematurely from cancer in 2015. 

Mr. Berg earned scholarships to study Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, followed by an advanced degree in Aerospace Engineering and work towards a Ph.D. in Mathematics. In 1974, at age 26, he founded CMiC—which grew to become the leading innovator of software solutions for the construction industry.

Mr. Berg’s devotion to education, community service and Jewish causes was rooted in his connection to his past – he was born in a refugee camp to Holocaust survivors who continued to suffer emotionally from the traumas they experienced during the war. He grew up in a modest home and the hardships the family experienced were magnified when Mr. Berg was 13 years old and lost his father. Mr. Berg realized that the way to help his family and create a good life for himself and those around him was through education.

Today, Mr. Berg is fondly remembered for his support of numerous community initiatives and for serving on the boards of several religious, government and technology organizations. He is also remembered by all those he mentored personally and all the individuals and families he touched on a personal level.  

Watch the 2022 winners be awarded their scholarships!

Outstanding Mentors and
Exemplary School Champions

ACE mentors and school champions make the program happen and they deserve to be recognized!

Since 2013, ACE has recognized mentors nominated by their affiliate as our BNP/ENR Outstanding Mentors. This year, we are adding the School Champion award, to recognize the critical role played by our school liaisons, ushering ACE into high school communities around the country.   

The selected winners will get to present a scholarship in their name to a student from their affiliate. The program is generously supported by Engineering News Record and its parent company, BNP Media

Summer Experience

ACE offers several types of summer experiences, including internships/externships, summer camps, and virtual learning opportunities, which can build upon the students’ foundation of knowledge acquired in the regular ACE program.

STUDENTS & MENTORS: To find out which ACE summer experiences are available in your affiliate, reach out to your team leader or affiliate leader.

ACE Summer Camp at CU Denver

ACE students from around the country gather in Denver for a week-long overnight summer camp on the University of Colorado Denver campus. Faculty from CU Denver’s architecture, engineering, and construction management programs will lead an investigation in design, digital fabrication, and sustainable design. Campers will experience the “Dorm Life” and discover what campus living is all about.

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a design build project and will collaborate for final presentations. The week is packed with additional activities exploring all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Check out these photos from last year’s camp!