TV Broadcast, Nat. Design Competition
An Eastern PA affiliate mentor and student were interviewed on the 2016 American Graduate Day broadcast.

National TV Broadcast Will Feature ACE
On Saturday afternoon, October 14, American Graduate Day, broadcast on many PBS stations across the country, will conduct a live interview with a former ACE student and two mentors from the San Antonio affiliate – 2012 alumna Sarai Martinez, and mentors Mary Stewart and Mike Kaiman

This four-hour broadcast marks the third consecutive year ACE students and mentors have been featured.
In addition, ACE Board First Vice Chairman Peter Davoren, President & CEO of Turner Construction, will take part in a CEO roundtable discussion about this year’s program themes – mentoring and workforce development.

Chicago affiliate team presenter at the 2016 Competition finals.

2018 National Design and Construction Competition
The Construction Industry Round Table has announced the three design challenges for the 2018 competition:
  • Envision the Ideal School
  • Revitalize an Urban Block
  • Design a Flexible Home
ACE teams interested in participating can read more details here.

Like last year, teams must submit their entries on the digital platform created by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF). This platform will open January 1, 2018.  March 7 is the submission deadline.  The three top finalists will be invited to the final competition in Washington, DC on April 30. 
As teams develop their project, they have the option of collaborating on-line by using CAF’s learning platform  It enables students and mentors to share designs and comments during the project development process.

First ACE Pre- and Post-Program Assessment 
Last year the Eastern PA affiliate conducted ACE’s first pre- and post-program student assessment. Before and after participating in the program, all students completed surveys exploring their overall goals in ACE and asking them to assess their professional skills, confidence levels, post-secondary plans and interests, and knowledge about specific A-E-C fields and skills. Summary results can be viewed in this report.
Interested affiliates can contact Eastern PA affiliate director Tiffany Millner ( for more details, including a full report.

Two ACE Leaders Honored with ENR Legacy Award
The California and MidAtlantic regional editions of Engineering News-Record have named (respectively) Terry Dooley, P.E., founder and board chairman emeritus of the Los Angeles Affiliate, and Bruce D’Agostino, ACE National Board member and retiring president/CEO of the Construction Management Association of America, as winners of the 2017 Legacy Award. It recognizes a lifetime of service to the construction industry.  The awards will be presented at luncheon ceremonies later this fall.
New National Sponsors
ACE welcomes the following new sponsors:
  • Keystone Level  Construction Management Association of  America
  • Cornerstone Level  Beck Group, Brasfield & Gorrie, CSA Group, Inc., Enclos, Flintco, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, HNTB, JMJ Associates, Lift Group, LLC, O&G Industries, Inc., Otis Elevator, and STEM Premier.
Rosendin has increased its sponsorship level to Cornerstone.

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