Seeking individuals of all expertise levels to collaborate in a 24-hour research and development blitz. Centered around trending technologies in the architecture, engineering, construction, and commercial real estate development industry, this event will highly encourage cross-pollination of ideas and provide exposure to new skills not encountered in practice. Start thinking about potential project ideas and come prepared to roll up your sleeves alongside talented colleagues.

Hackathon Sponsors


$750 in prizes

Most Impressive Use of Technology

- interoperability: complexity and/or frequency of migration across software platforms
- never-before-seen application to task
- cutting edge code or use of devices
- experimental/uncharted territory

Most Practical

- can easily be put into practice in the industry
- has the potential to save project teams lots of time
- value is easy for individuals at all levels to understand
- use of common programs or technologies
- willingness to open-source

Best Cross-discipline Hack

- bridges disciplines
- provides real world value to multiple players in the AECO ecosystem
- clear evidence of personal skill growth among all members
- tangible spirit of team solidarity

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Anyone is eligibile.
  • Participants must be registered for the event (see above).
  • Maximum team size of up to 5 people.
  • We prefer that teams make every attempt to consist of people from multiple organizations.


  • Hacking stops at 3pm sharp on Saturday, 9/16.
  • Each team has 5 minutes to present their project to the panel of judges.
  • Following the final presentation, judges will deliberate and awards will be presented.

How to enter

Register for beyondAEC HERE.

Additional information about the event can be found the beyondAEC website.


Brad Horst

Brad Horst
Chief Information Officer, EYP

Ken Goulding

Ken Goulding
Director, Sasaki Strategies

John Tocci

John Tocci
Chief Enabling Officer, Tocci Building Co.

David Kessler

David Kessler
Technology Investor & Entrepreneur

Judging Criteria

  • Innovative Thinking
  • Problem Solving
    scientific method & overcoming obstacles
  • Clarity in Communication of Ideas
    exhibiting understanding & explanation of process
  • Thorough Documentation
    value in failure as much as success
  • Substantiation & Validation of Initial Concept
  • Utilization of Various Skills
    coding, software expertise, user experience, graphics, delivery
  • Practical Application to Industry
  • Teamwork

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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