Challenges Prize categories ​Jury

The jury will judge the team presentations and award prizes.

We are proud to present our jury members:

E. William (Bill) East is an internationally known construction management researcher whose career spans the areas of planning and scheduling, quality management, and building information modeling. While with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, East created the Corps’ Standard Data Exchange Format (SDEF).  This format has been getting Corps’ contractors paid every month of every job for over 25 years.

He also developed parametric planning and automated schedule analysis tools, and provided related consulting services on Corps’ and Army projects. East’s Design Review and Checking System (DrChecks) streamlined design quality management for public project stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels.  When last checked, DrChecks was being used by over 120,000 users world-wide. 

Most recently, East invented the Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie)—an international standard that squeezes profits from an otherwise wasteful construction handover process. 

East currently is Owner, Prairie Sky Consulting where he helps owners and contractors specify and meet COBie requirements. East has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. East is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia and Fellow,  American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). other accolades East was an ASCE Government Civil Engineer of the Year and, among other awards, has received three FIATECH's CETI Innovation Awards.

Faas Moonen is associate professor at the Department of Built Environment, section Structural Design of Eindhoven University of Technology.

The department is primarily oriented towards the technology of building and technological solutions that contribute to the cultural dimension of the built environment. By means of knowledge transfer, the Department of the Built Environment aims to promote and improve the quality of living, working and recreation. Comfort, sustainability, safety, perception and image are the keywords here.

The Department of the Built Environment brings together almost all construction disciplines under one roof: building physics, installation technology, structural design, performance engineering, construction technology, architecture, urban development, planning and management.

Patrick started working at Dutch building company Heijmans in the summer of 1999, and graduated at TUe half a year later as MSc Architecture, Building and Planning.

During his 16 years at Heijmans, he has explored several fields of expertise. As an engineer he was involved in commercial projects like the ING House in Amsterdam and The Blob in Eindhoven, and also the 105 meter high all-prefab residential tower De Admirant in Eindhoven. The knowledge gained from these complex projects came to good use in his next positions. First as a developer of residential projects, later as a building engineer / adviser in commercial project tenders. He also was the sustainability coordinator for Heijmans Utiliteit for three years.

Currently he is Energy & Sustainability consultant for Heijmans Wonen. As such he provides solutions for energy or sustainability related issues, encountered by our project / tender teams, preferably before they become actual issues.

As a bonus, he is project leader of our SlimWonen-innovation (SmartLiving). With SlimWonen, Heijmans provides a complete domotics-package as standard in all houses it sells to consumers. Furthermore, within SlimWonen Heijmans co-develops new domotics-related functionalities for dwellings.

Creative Technologist - Designer

Having studied both Industrial Design and Architecture, Tessa is passionate about approaching the built environment from a user-centered perspective, as I am used to when designing interactive products. She is highly interested in how digital tools and technologies change the relation between people and their surroundings, and loves to experiment with that. 

Tessa is co-organiser of the ISOCARP hackathon Hack The Neighbourhood, which takes place 19-20 October in Eindhoven and has an overlapping theme with AEChack.