DBEI strikes strategic alliance with AEC Science & Technology


AEC Science & Technology Strikes Strategic Alliance with the Digital Built Environment Institute to co-produce an expanded line-up of global AEC Conferences and Exhibitions

January 1, 2020: Chadds Ford, PA, USA and Sydney, NSW, Australia:  The Digital Built Environment Institute (DBEI) and AEC Science & Technology (AEC-ST) announced today that they have joined forces to expand their AEC high-technology shows in North America and across the globe.

AEC-ST’s trademarked brands including its specialty events including, The National BIM Conference; The National High Performance Building Conference; The National Specifiers Conference; FEDspec; The Sustainable Smart Cities Conference (S2C2), and The Federal Design & Construction Outlook Conference.

These events will join DBEI’s recognized portfolio of event series in North America, Europe, Asia, and ANZ including BILT, the Building Content Summit, Data Day, the Design Technology Summit, BILT Academy and the recently introduced DBEI Hackathon.

The new combined events will be produced and managed by RTC Events Management (RTC) and together, will offer a comprehensive, cutting-edge slate of emerging technology solutions for the important design, building, infrastructure, construction and facilities management marketplaces.

AEC-ST founder and Principal George Borkovich says, “I am very pleased to take this next step with such stellar partners who have a keen understanding of the diversity, the needs, and the nuances of this unique industry. Since 1980, the AEC shows have been known as the leading educational events for advancing solutions on information technology, building information modeling and facility performance. I am excited for the opportunity to continue to provide top-notch conference programming for AEC information exchange, and a commercial marketplace for high-tech building products, services, project management solutions, computer hardware manufacturers, and software providers.”

Adds Wesley Benn, DBEI founder and Executive Chairman, “As a global not-for-profit institute, the mission of DBEI is to provide environments and services that foster innovation, collaboration and change in the international built environment community. The lengthy experience and deep expertise that George and AEC-ST brings to the community, in combination with our existing services and global reach, provides us the opportunity to expand our offerings to the AEC community in an effort to continue to drive that mission forward. With our combined and extensive reach into potential AEC end-users, in a platform-neutral environment, we feel especially qualified to deliver the best events for addressing the unique concerns and extensive opportunities across this important industry sector. By merging these two leading portfolios, our attendees and exhibitors will have exposure to even more solutions for making our built environment a better place including through increased productivity and efficiencies, better collaboration and coordination, and sustainable design and environmentally friendly construction”.

Heidi Earl, Managing Director of RTC Events Management says, “AEC-ST’s long history and experience in the AEC space, coupled with DBEI’s mission and current high-level event offerings, bring a wealth of expertise to this initiative. We look forward to working with AEC-ST and expanding the offering to our community.”

The dates and locations of the expanded DBEI offering will be announced at Digital Built Week North America in San Diego, CA, August 11-15, 2020. Plans for ANZ, Europe and Asia expansion are forthcoming.

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About AEC Science & Technology, LLC —- AEC-ST is a company with a depth of experience in technology and content development for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. Its events cover the unique intersection where collaboration, performance and technology for design and construction meet.  Starting in 1980 with its’ first expo in Chicago, AEC_ST has produced more than fifty events and tradeshows throughout the US and abroad. All the events featured the usage of information technology to help firms more readily explore myriad design options and to better manage the construction process with a goal towards making every facility perform to a higher standard, including energy efficiency, safety and security, sustainability and intelligence. Its largest events regularly drew over 25,000 attendees from more than 70 nations and exhibited product and services from more than 500 manufacturers in its expo hall. Contact George Borkovich, Principal, by phone on (+1-610) 444-9692 or email:

About RTC Events Management —- As a specialist events management company focused exclusively on the built environment, RTC has 15 years’ experience creating and managing high-end experiences, with a history of over 70 events on 4 continents and in more than 15 countries. Built and directed by AEC industry insiders to respond  to the needs of the industry, RTC offers the unparalleled ability to understand, respond to and create unique events that serve your needs and advance the state of your organization and the industry as a whole. For more information, contact Heidi Earl, Managing Director by phone on (+61-2) 9929-4200 or email:

About Digital Built Environment Institute —- A global not for profit with a mission to help industry respond to change and the need for more sustainable practices, the Institute provides environments, services, and products to help industry adopt advances in technology and process, works directly with software developers, manufacturers and industry leaders to help both foster and respond to industry trends, directions and needs, helps the industry to understand and respond to the changing needs of digital practice, and works to improve productivity, efficiency and collaboration in a world where environmental concerns dictate a need for rapid improvements in what we do and how we do it. For more information, contact or visit the website:

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