Developing technologies to disrupt project workflows

December 9th to December 10th

Thornton Tomasetti's CORE studio is hosting its fourth annual AEC Technology Symposium and Hackathon. The focus will be on digital/computational technologies that have been used on projects, the lessons learned from them, and how it impacted the overall project workflows. The Hackathon aims for attendees to learn new skills, generate new ideas and processes for the AEC community through data-driven design and customized applications.

Register here to post project ideas and build a team!


Anybody present at the hackathon location can participate. You can purchase your tickets here.


Hackathon Sponsors


$1,500 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

The most innovative, mind-bending application will win this one. It does not have to be a full-fledged business model, instead we are looking for a very creative solution to a known, or a new problem in the AEC industry.

Best Hack built with existing applications

Most creative to generate a valuable concept by utilizing one or more existing application.

Best collaboration/open-source product

Did your hack make good use of existing accessible technologies and APIs, preferably open source ones?

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Register here for the hackathon, and then show up in person at Thornton Tomasetti's offices on Friday 12/9 at 1:30 PM.

Find more details about the Hackathon and Symposium Here.


Rob Otani

Rob Otani
Principal at Thornton Tomasetti

Josh Sutherland

Josh Sutherland
CoFounder of The Combine

Luis E. Fraguada

Luis E. Fraguada

Judging Criteria

  • Awesomeness
    We are looking for techniques that no one has ever thought of. In your presentation you must clearly state the problem you are trying to solve for the AEC industry. We will judge the creativity and usefulness of your solution (50%)
  • Openness/Collaboration
    We encourage you to develop an app that can easily be used by others. Does it live on GitHub/ bitbucket? Is it open? Rather than reinventing the paperclip, did you leverage other great techniques that already exist to build your novel idea? (20%)
  • Teamwork
    We encourage you to have colorful teams. As such we will reward teams that are not solely formed of coworkers. After all, we want to use this time to make new connections too. The maximum allowed team size is 5 people. (20%)
  • Learning
    Which technologies/ APIs/ products/ methods did you use, that you did not know before? Did you consult any of the hackathon leaders to help you out? Did you help other teams accomplish a task? We encourage knowledge exchange and exploration.(10%)

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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