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AEC Full Form

The full form of AEC is “Architectural Engineering and Construction”. The acronym describes the collaboration of architects, engineers and construction professionals on residential, commercial or industrial construction projects to ensure their smooth completion. These three disciplines are integral to the project from design to execution.

Architecture- Architects design the concept for the construction, restoration, or refurbishment of buildings.

Engineering- Engineers oversee the construction and maintenance projects necessary in the realization of the concept.

Construction- Construction project managers and their skilled labourers execute the design.

Challenges in AEC Industry

The biggest challenge facing the AEC industry is workforce shortages. Between an aging workforce and a large skills gap, it can be very hard to find the talent the industry needs. Architecture, Engineering and Construction positions require highly skilled leaders with safety awareness, technical expertise, and project management skills, a combination that can be hard to find.

“The ability to find talent for the AEC industry is changing. Younger people are entering the workforce, older workers are leaving the workforce, and more people are working remotely”, explains Stacia Norman, Director of Construction Recruitment at Orion Talent, “We have a shortage of experienced people to fill the needs of the AEC industry. It will be a challenge to recruit, hire and retain talent in 2022; but, it can be done with the right recruiting team in place.”

Education and Licensing Requirements for AEC Professionals

To practice as an architect, you must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited college or university. You must obtain licensure in the state or jurisdiction in which your work. Certification through the National Council of Architectural Registrations Boards (NCARB) allows you to apply for reciprocity in all jurisdictions. Membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a desirable credential and can increase opportunities for employment and higher pay.

Like architects, civil and construction engineers need at least a bachelor’s degree in their field and licensure by their state. Civil engineers who provide their services to the public must be licensed as professional engineers (PEs). For PE designation, you must work four years under the supervision of a qualified PE and pass an exam given through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Although a bachelor’s degree is not strictly required for a job as a construction project manager, AES firms are increasingly looking for candidates who hold a  degree in construction engineering, building science, construction science or surveying and civil engineering. Associate degree in any of these fields can be a good first step for someone with construction experience but no formal education.