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What is AECX?

AECX is a firm transforming the architecture, engineering and construction industries (AEC) with our “Commercial Stock Plans Market” (CSPM). Our innovative CSPM provides an e-commerce platform for architectural and engineering prototype design and construction documents for commercial, government, educational, healthcare and multifamily residential facilities at a fraction of the cost of “one off” designs. CSPS also converts idle A&E portfolios into valuable capital assets, building value in the designers’ portfolio and business. In addition, AECX provides the AEC community with collaboration tools to innovate and enhance existing prototypes, and connect customers with qualified business resources. These existing new propositions will usher in a new age of mutual prosperity for both professional designers and their clients.

Who does this help?

AECX’s supports real-estate developers, governmental agencies, engineering and architectural firms. AECX’s portfolio is segmented into six categories: educational, healthcare, commercial, hospitality, multifamily residential and government facilities. AECX’s competitive edge is our large portfolio, unique digital platform, and value proposition. We seek to host the single largest digital A&E portfolio in the world. AECX has the unique opportunity to monetize idle intellectual property and unlock billions of dollars in lost asset deprecation expenses.

What are we doing now?

AECX is launching its e-commerce “Commercial Stock Plans Market” web site in early 2014. Please take a moment to get familiarized with our team and plans. Architects and engineers who wish to get more information about placing your portfolio into our Design Prototype System (DPS), please flow this link “portfolio review request”. If you would like more information on our launch plans or wish to support AECX, please contact us at (800)-982-0342.
Business case for consigning A&E portfolio with AECX
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Consignment Business Case

A&E firms traditionally have very few assets. Therefore, when firms are seeking funding or wish to sell, there is often no way to determine the firm’s value. Consigning an A&E firm’s portfolio with AECX transforms the portfolio into a true bankable capital asset.Put your portfolio to work
Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
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Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

 

Our Marketplace

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Market Overview

AECX’s primary market is defined as the “Stock Plans” market.This market exploded between 1908 – 1940 when Sears, Roebuck and Company sold more than 70,000 of their Sears Modern Homes in North America alone. Sears created their “Sears Catalog Homes” magazine which was displayed in mercantile establishments around the world. With a steady stream of competitors like, Aladdin, Gordon-Van Tine, Harris Brothers, Pacific Ready Cut Homes, Sterling and Wardway Homes, millions of these “Stock Plan” kit homes were shipped by rail car all around the word. Today Hanley Wood’s Eplans.com leads the way with over 3 million home plans sold since 1946. The Home Stock Plan market is a mature multi-billion dollar market.

AECX seeks to approach the underdeveloped, higher-end commercial “Stock Plans” market. The $851 billion nonresidential commercial construction market offers AECX the greatest opportunity for growth. $26 billion represents architectural and engineering billing in 2012 within the residential commercial construction market alone. Our market segment is defined as government agencies, architectural design firms, developers, engineers, facilities management organizations which support construction and real estate development. This market segment has been volatile in the last four years and is in need of new processes, procedures and technologies to enhance market profitability. We believe the “Stock Plans” or “Prototype” system of development will supply the market with cost effective options not presently available when developing commercial projects today. Our business model will help to revitalize our market sector by delivering a tried-and-true practice in a new and innovate way.

Market Needs

Real-estate developers, building owners, construction managers, architects, engineers and other AEC market professionals have a great need to cut costs, increase profit margins, reduce liabilities and streamline project construction schedules. The introduction of prototype design & construction documents is a tried-and-true process to achieve these goals as experienced by builders in the residential home “Stock Plan” market. Low-end competitors in our commercial stock plan market recognize this opportunity and are presently trying to capitalize on it now. However, AECX seeks to provide a trusted, high-quality, high-end solution for customers seeking commercial stock plans. The market needs clarity and continuity for building standards, industry information, and manufacturers’ offerings all tied into one cohesive package where the commercial customer is best served.

Business case for consigning A&E portfolio with AECX
1

Consignment Business Case

A&E firms traditionally have very few assets. Therefore, when firms are seeking funding or wish to sell, there is often no way to determine the firm’s value. Consigning an A&E firm’s portfolio with AECX transforms the portfolio into a true bankable capital asset.Put your portfolio to work
Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
Eben-pic2-1 NewEben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

 

Building our towns and cities

AECX’s government sector is comprised of Municipal, State and Federal entities. At AECX, we understand that one of the primary goals for all government agencies is to cut cost as a result of towering federal government deficit and budget reductions. Our unique revolutionary business model allows government agencies to cosign their Idle Facilities Design Documentation (IDD) and recycle them into valuable revenue generating assets. We are providing government entities with a unique opportunity to serve its citizenry by truly maximizing the use of its valuable public assets.

The government sector has experienced steady growth despite slow advancements in other development sectors in the U.S. economy. Maintaining such expansion take management oversight, strict financial controls, and innovative approach for all public sector projects. AECX provides short term project cost reduction and long term recapture of capital design funds through prototype construction document repurposing.

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AECX’s E-commerce platform for intellectual property enables customers to license, recycle, develop, collaborate and educate the AEC community for the purpose of improving our living and work environment. Our revolutionary concept transforms idle facilities design documentation into valuable revenue generating assets, as well as, provides agencies with rich diversified stock plans from our E-commerce platform and network of AEC professionals.

What opportunities are there for Municipal, State and Federal Government with AECX

 Convert idle IDD assets into revenue generators

 Increase government revenues by licensing facilities design documents (IDD) assets to qualified architects, engineers and developers

 Reduce cost for future development projects

AECX seeks to serve the public sector by enhancing the value and capabilities of its IDD intellectual property, thus meeting the ever growing demand for local government fiscal performance on public assets.

How does AECX’s Government Sector support Work?

AECX seeks to add government agencies’ computer aided design (CAD) facilities documentation to our Design Prototype System (DPS). The agencies’ documentation will be reviewed by licensed architects and engineers, to determine their completeness and compliance status to become a part of our DPS. The documents will go through a Secure-All multi-step process to remove all security and otherwise sensitive data from each document, this process is called “Prototyping”. Once the agencies’ documents have been prototyped by AECX, they will be placed into our DPS database. The DPS will license the information to qualified design professionals, government municipalities and other professionals seeking to harness the wealth of information within, as well as enjoy potential cost and time saving opportunities this data represents.

What benefits are there for Government Entities useing AECX platforms?

The benefits of participating in AECX’s DPS are numerous, however the key benefits are:

 Agencies will receive residual revenues from documentation licensing.

 Significant reduction in future costs for municipal project development, design, construction, security and facilities management.

Existing Federal/State/Municipal documents will undergo continuous  review by professional architects, designers and engineers for the purpose of improving facilities economic, and environmental efficiency and overall use performance. 

Why is joining so important?

AECX seeks to serve and support Local, State, and Federal Government need to provide safe and sustainable buildings and structures economically. Our cost effective approach to development meets to needs and demands our municipalities face each day.  Let us give you grater options when seeking the right development solutions for our citizens.

Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
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Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

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Our Team

The AECXCHANGE, Inc. (AECX) team is comprised of dynamic leaders, many of whom have decades of experience in their respective professions and talented young professionals that combine business savvy with a strong technology focus. Online communication, project management, e-commerce implementation and entrepreneurship are just a few of the skills and leadership attributes our team masters while continually expanding our knowledge and resources through our trusted networks.

Karl L. Moody

Founder

Karl L. Moody brings to the AECXCHANGE over 20 years of executive level corporate experience. He has served as CEO of Global Technologies Group, Inc. and Assertive Industries, Inc.  Mr. Moody is an alumnus of Howard University School of Architecture.  He is a unique fit as a true Rosetta stone for AECXCHANGE’s mission. Mr. Moody’s knowledge of the two languages “architecture” and “business” meld into dynamic synergy which gives him direct insight into the demands and opportunities of AECXCHANGE’s business model.

Kathy D. Dixon

Co. Founder

Kathy D. Dixon, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP brings to the AECXCHANGE 20 years of architectural experience in public, private and large corporate sectors of professional practice and is licensed in several states. Ms. Dixon is an alumnus of Howard University School of Architecture. In addition, Ms. Dixon serves as the President of NOMA. She has led projects for the US Department of Justice, Jacobs Engineering, and McDonald’s Corporation.  Her experience gives her a wide range of management and corporate oversight acumen which is proven to be invaluable to our partners and clients.

Vernae Jones-Seals

CEO/ President

Vernae Jones-Seals, MBA brings to the AECXCHANGE over 22 years of combined business and financial management leadership collaborating with Entrepreneurs, Boards of Directors, CEOs, Senior Executives on developing business, succession, strategic and tactical plans. Ms. Jones-Seals is an alumnus of University of Maryland, Smith School of Business. She is currently a lecturer and strategic partner with the University of Virginia, School of Architecture  Design Entrepreneurship program.  As a trusted business advisor to Architecture and Engineering firms for the past 12 years, Ms. Jones-Seals strategic alliances with A/E/C industry leaders is essential to AECXCHANGE’s global vision.

Timothy A. Kephart

Senior VP

Timothy A. Kephart brings to the AECXCHANGE over 20 years of business experience providing audit and consulting solutions for Fortune 500 companies like Equifax, General Dynamics, KRAFT Foods, Sun Microsystems and many others.  Mr. Kephart is an alumnus of University of Rochester with degrees in Economics and Political Science and he brings a long track record of entrepreneurial success as co-founder of American Sports Media, Global Technologies Group and American Small Business Network. Mr. Kephart is well versed in navigating the various stages of a high growth startup.

About Our Mission

AECX is a company transforming the architecture, engineering and construction industries (AEC). Through an innovative e-commerce platform, www.aec-xchange.com provides architectural and engineering prototype design and construction documents for commercial, government, educational, healthcare and multi-unit residential facilities at a fraction of the cost of “one off” designs. In addition, AECX provides the AEC community with the platform to collaborate, enhance and innovate.

AECX’s target clients are real-estate developers, governmental agencies, engineering and architectural firms. AECX’s portfolio is segmented into six categories: educational, healthcare, commercial, hospitality, multifamily residential and government facilities. AECX’s competitive edge is our large portfolio, unique digital platform and value proposition. Controlling the single largest digital A&E portfolio in the world, AECX has the unique opportunity to monetize idle intellectual property and the data contained therein.

AECX seeks to implement an interactive B2B E-commerce web “X-change”, launching in early 2014. The AEC-XCHANGE.com is intended to provide design professionals with the ability to license their intellectual property to prospective customers seeking specific information, design insights, or complete design documents that add value to their existing projects.

The AEC-XCHANGE.com  will provide various product offerings such as the Virtual Exhibit Hall (VEH), X-Collaborate, and AECX-Stream. Our goal is to develop a website that contains relevant content is easy to navigate, delivers an excellent user experience which displays well on both desktop and mobile platforms.

Our vision is to change the way architects and engineers presently approach design, construction and our built environment. We seek to promote the evolution of sustainable live and work environments. Our plan is to give design professionals the opportunity to thrive and profit from their life’s work. 

INSPIRATION

Industry

 AECX seeks to capitalize on the continuing growth of the non-residential building market, which exceeds over $851.6 billion in the United States alone. Our core audiences within our market are real-estate developers, building owners, architects, engineers, LEED-accredited professionals, construction managers, and real-estate development trusts. We believe that our target market will leap at the chance to significantly reduce development time and cost for both construction and facility operations.

Technology

Today’s AEC professional is faced with vast amounts of available technology which could be beneficial to business strategy and operational efficiency. However, implementing such technology is often difficult when trying to integrate it into existing business models. AECX recognizes an opportunity to support the technology needs of AEC firms by presenting on-line collaboration tools, streaming video training, and manufacturer specifications data resources. Our platform will free-up the need to make investments into redundant assets; thus opening the opportunity for our members to invest capital into other areas where they can grow their business.

Change

Our team is seeking to ignite an era of change which hasn’t been seen since the advent of the modern architectural movement of the 1930’s.  New building technology lit the fuse for the momentous evolution in form, function, and design during the early modern movement. Today, we must leap forward within our new world economy to take advantage of our interactive communications networks to once again bring forth a new revolutionary modern movement in our living and work environments. 

IMPLEMENTATION

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Market Needs

Real-estate developers, building owners, construction managers, architects, engineers and other AEC market professionals have a great need to cut costs, increase profit margins, reduce liabilities and streamline project construction schedules. The introduction of prototype design & construction documents is a tried-and-true process to achieve these goals as experienced by builders in the residential home “Stock Plan” market. AECX seeks to provide a trusted, high-quality, high-end solution for customers seeking commercial stock plans.
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Strategy

​​​​​​​​​​AECX seeks to enter the “Stock Plans” market which is predominately led by publishing giants like McGraw Hill Construction and Hanley Wood, LLC. The publishing and media marketplace has dominated the home Stock Plans market since the early 1940’s. However, in the past, commercial developers required one-off designs. The commercial market was largely left to architects and engineers to create custom structures. Once the projects were complete, the information and content created by the architect and engineers was filed away and made idle. We believe such information is extremely valuable and strategic opportunities were missed in our market. AECX plans to remedy this market oversight by creating new dynamic opportunities in an otherwise mature marketplace.

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Funding

​​We are presently seeking first round investment capital to support our operations. Our mission encompasses a myriad of disciplines and markets within the AEC industry. We are focused primarily on the “Stock Plan” market; however we are seeking to develop supporting assets to enhance our offering. This diversity gives us multiple paths to revenue and investment capital. We have launched multiple campaigns, including crowdfunding  to attract a wide range of investors and other interested partners to support our efforts.
Business case for consigning A&E portfolio with AECX
1

Consignment Business Case

A&E firms traditionally have very few assets. Therefore, when firms are seeking funding or wish to sell, there is often no way to determine the firm’s value. Consigning an A&E firm’s portfolio with AECX transforms the portfolio into a true bankable capital asset.Put your portfolio to work
Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
Eben-pic2-1 New

Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

Frequently asked questions

AECX’s commitment as a world citizen is to “build better . Do good
AECX’s commitment as a world citizen is to “Build better.  Do good”. In the spirit of this commitment we pledged to fully support emerging economies, third world nations and nations in crisis with high quality design solutions for affordable sustainable buildings and structures which will enhance the quality of life for millions of people. We pledged to work with established world aid organizations, such as the Red Cross and CRAE to donate the best infrastructure based buildings and structural documentation, personal, process and procedure to help build a better world for us all.

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What is the AECX’s DPS consignment portfolio/project review?
AECX will review each architectural and or engineering consignment design project submission for completeness, marketability, and desirability to determine if the project is a good fit for our database.
Does it cost the consignor any money?
No, there is no initial cost to the consignor.
Who is eligible to participate?
Architects and engineers of Record for completed/built projects domestic or abroad.
What is the review process?
A team of experienced architects and engineers will review the project for completeness, design quality, aesthetics and give a final recommendation or decline the project for acceptance into AECX’s DPS database.
How does the consignor receive their money?
Once a project has been accepted to the database, purchased by a user, and the transaction has cleared, the Consignor will receive their payment via direct deposit.
Who is reviewing the consignors' portfolio/projects?
Refer to question #4, a team of experienced architects and engineers will review the projects.
Does the consignor have any professional liability?
No, the consignor will not carry any professional liability for the re-use of the consigned project documents.
How is the consignors' intellectual property secured?
AECX will host the intellectual property on secured servers to ensure our documents are available only to purchasers. Each downloaded file is protected by a proprietary software lock which protects the file from abuse.
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AECX Careers

Become part of AECXCHANGE, Inc. and explore new challenges in a fast-paced startup. At AECX, we provide bold innovation, insight, and commitment that our customers need to seize opportunities and sustain leadership in their design, developments and construction projects.

Build Your Future and Career with AECX
We need talent to move our company forward to the next level of achievement. We pride ourselves in hiring world-class professionals in all aspects of our business. Employee satisfaction is important to us; we provide competitive compensation, equity opportunities, benefits and a dynamic work environment with career advancement opportunities. AECX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Career Opportunities
We believe in the ability of ideas to transform business. Fascinating opportunities abound here because of our multifaceted idea-driven work environment. If you are ready to build your career with other inspiring minds, AECX is the choice for you. We hire professionals who transform AECX into the defining high quality design and information resource of the future by taking advantage of the company’s very best minds, skills, and experience to provide maximum value to our customers, suppliers and markets.
Employee Benefits
At AECXCHANGE, Inc., we care about the people who work for us. We believe investing in employee benefits is among the most important dollars spent and an important way we work for you, too. The following general description of our benefits is for informational purposes only. If discrepancies arise, the employee handbook or plan document will govern. Some benefits may be unavailable at the time of employment.

We offer a comprehensive selection of benefits to all full-time employees (working at least 30 hours per week). In most instances, new employees become eligible for benefits on the first day of the month following date of hire.

Medical and Insurance Includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; life, travel and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and stock options plans.

Vacation and Leave
Includes vacation and holiday leave, sick days, and personal, family, and other leave.

Savings and Retirement
Includes 401(k) match and 529 college savings plans.

Job opening

AECX is presently seeking an exclusive executive broker dealer to develop our  A&E supplier base in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, as well as to provide account support leadership for other brokers in the region. This is a commission based opportunity which can provide strong residual income. You must have more than 5 years’ of experience in at least one of the following professions, real- estate development, architecture, and engineering or construction management. Please email your resume to info@aec-xchange.com

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AECX DPS

What is Design Prototype System (DPS)?

AECX’s DPS enables Architect and Engineer members to generate revenue from previously idle design and construction portfolio documents. AECX members upload architectural, engineering, and construction documents (dwg, pdf, rvt, and more) onto our secure web servers. Snapshots of these documents are displayed on our online marketplace for AECX members to view and license for a single download of all or part of the project files for a percentage of the current market design cost.

What’s the benefit of using DPS?

DPS helps developers save both time and money on the design phases of construction. DPS provides architects, designers, and engineers access to untapped markets around the world and generates revenue from previously idle untapped portfolio assets.

Why should professional designers contact us now?

Adding your portfolio to our DPS in part or in whole verifies that your portfolio is a transaction based asset. Once your portfolio is certified with AECX you may place it on your financial records as a depreciable capital asset. Depreciating your capital assets reduces your tax liabilities.

Designers lose billions each year in un-captured revenues due to idle design assets.

Business case for consigning A&E portfolio with AECX
1

Consignment Business Case

A&E firms traditionally have very few assets. Therefore, when firms are seeking funding or wish to sell, there is often no way to determine the firm’s value. Consigning an A&E firm’s portfolio with AECX transforms the portfolio into a true bankable capital asset.Put your portfolio to work
Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
Eben-pic2-1 New

Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

 

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Collaborate With Us

What is X-Collaborate?

AECX seeks your participation in building the world’s largest commercial architectural and engineering portfolio. Take part in adding your skills to existing DPS prototypes, and “Profit” from it. AECX gives members the opportunity to add their design work alongside existing DPS prototypes and share in the profits when the prototype is sold. Download Links to the DPS database enables collaboration of architects, designers and engineers to modify and enhance DPS prototypes to meet their specific project needs, or post them for profit. X-Collaborate brings the A&E community together to produce excellence and efficiency in design on a global scale.

Who can contribute?

X-Collaborate is made available to AECX members on a subscription basis and will gives architects, engineers, and designers access to the latest technology within a vast community of the world’s most progressive design professionals.
Business case for consigning A&E portfolio with AECX
1

Consignment Business Case

A&E firms traditionally have very few assets. Therefore, when firms are seeking funding or wish to sell, there is often no way to determine the firm’s value. Consigning an A&E firm’s portfolio with AECX transforms the portfolio into a true bankable capital asset.Put your portfolio to work
Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
Eben-pic2-1 New

Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

 

Online Learning

What is X-Stream?

AECX seeks to increase members’ knowledge by offering X-Stream, our state of the art online training, certification, and continuing education platform brings unprecedented AEC market information. We are building the most beneficial industry knowledge database for our members to enhance AEC product understanding. Unleashing the power of X-Stream for our members will allow maximum uses and efficiency of our DPS prototypes. AECX has partnered with one of the world’s largest AEC educational content resources to establish our X-Stream product.

What’s coming soon?

Early 2015 AECX will launch our vast X-Stream library of AEC educational resources, training materials, and continuing education courses for all of our members. AECX will offer our X-Stream database, sharing a wealth of information only accessed now by large corporations. X-Stream will level the playing field for all AECX members when gaining critical market information to remain competitive.
Business case for consigning A&E portfolio with AECX
1

Consignment Business Case

A&E firms traditionally have very few assets. Therefore, when firms are seeking funding or wish to sell, there is often no way to determine the firm’s value. Consigning an A&E firm’s portfolio with AECX transforms the portfolio into a true bankable capital asset.Put your portfolio to work
Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
Eben-pic2-1 New

Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

 

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What is Virtual Exhibit Hall?

AECX introduces a new way for manufacturers to get in touch with their core customers at the intersection of their interests. Our Virtual Exhibit Hall (VEH) leverages the interest of AECX’s DPS customers directly into high value product placement. When our customers are considering which high quality prototype to purchase, it’s an opportune time to have them consider building products. AECX has partnered with industry leading organizations to launch AECX’s Virtual Exhibit Hall in 2014.

Who benefits from VEH?

VEH will is modeled after the exposition hall formats often visited at large industry conventions. VEH promotes the offerings of manufacturers building product to design firms, giving the manufacturers the ability to highlight and promote their material specifications within DPS prototypes.
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Consignment Business Case

A&E firms traditionally have very few assets. Therefore, when firms are seeking funding or wish to sell, there is often no way to determine the firm’s value. Consigning an A&E firm’s portfolio with AECX transforms the portfolio into a true bankable capital asset.Put your portfolio to work
Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
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Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

 

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What’s the opportunity?

AECX offers an exciting opportunity to benefit from the emerging modern commercial real-estate marketplace. Over one trillion dollars was generated in commercial real-estate market in 2012. AECX provides the opportunity to join this wealth creation engine at the source. There are billions of dollars in idle digital design prototype documentation resting in the hands of thousands of professional architects and engineers just waiting to be transacted on a free market exchange, however no market exchange has existing to date. These digital documents now have a marketplace to be transacted, “The AECXHANGE”.  As real-estate developers, contractor, government agencies, and other building professionals and investors recognize the tremendous cost and time savings associated with using AECX prototypes to design and build their commercial projects, the floodgates of profit will open wide.  Join AECX today and become a part of the new wave of entrepreneurs and designers staking claim in our economy’s robust commercial real-estate market rebound. 

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Receive low cost, high quality commercial design and construction   documents.

Collaborate with designers worldwide to enhance your design projects.

Become an AECX Broker-Dealer and profit from each online license transaction.

 Receive a wide range of discounts on building materials and promotions.

Simply fill out the short membership request form below and AECX will immediately send you the information you need to become a new member:  For more information please call (202)386-6740 

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Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
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Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

 

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Three key benefits of adding your portfolio to AECXCHANGE Marketplace are:

1. You can make additional revenue from your completed design and construction documents, without any future liability.

2. By placing you design and construction documents into our DPS prototype format you can turn your past work into a true capital assets, which can be amortized and depreciated on your balance sheet. The depreciation expense alone can save you thousands of dollars each year on your income tax.

3. Because AECX is a third party market consigner, we can establish the true market value of your design and construction documents as a licensed prototype. Buy establishing your documents market value, you can now use our valuation to substantiate your portfolio as collateral and use it against all future debts and loans.

Here’s how it works:

For Architects:
Step 1: Submit your firm’s existing built project construction documents to AECXCHANGE
Step 2: AECXCHANGE sells your projects to interested buyers via licensing agreement.
Step 3: You make revenue from your EXISTING BUILDING PROJECTS!!!
Become a member and add your portfolio and take advantage of this revolutionary e-commerce platform. JOIN HERE.

For Developers:
Step 1: Log into AECXCHANGE and review thousands of projects and select the one that best fits your needs.
Step 2: Purchase construction documents for that project via a licensing agreement.
Step 3: Take the purchased documents to a local architect to complete for building permit submission. You’ve just significantly cut your budget and schedule making your development project more profitable.

Don’t delay! Starts earning residual income now; don’t make your life’s work stand ide until it has little to no value, join our revolutionary e-commerce marketplace and profit from your experience. JOIN HERE.

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Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
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Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

 

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Join the growing number of AECX Brokers and Broker Dealers who represent some of the most talented architects, engineers and real-estate developers in the world. Our representatives support the growing need for intellectual content which can help to reduce real-estate development time and cost, while delivering greater variety and superior design quality for their projects.

Who are AECX Broker Dealers?

AECX is offering a rewarding Broker Dealer Partnerships program for a limited time for key United States regions. Individuals or businesses presently participating or supporting the Architectural, Engineering, Construction or Real Estate Development markets are eligible to participate in our partnership program.

What is the opportunity?

AECX seeks to further expand its growing market by sharing an almost limitless potential to generate income by participating in some of the world’s strongest commercial real-estate markets. Our partners develop lucrative long-term relationships with established architects, engineers, contractors and real-estate developers by transacting critical prototype construction development content though AECX, which dramatically cuts development time and saves millions in material cost and vastly improves profits for architects and engineers for which you will share.

AECX Broker Dealer Partners will have the opportunity to attract other brokers to work under their broker license generating healthy residual income from their broker team. This tried and true method of wealth development has been proven to make some of the richest people on the planet.

When and where can you apply?

You can apply now by simply filling out our short information request form and one of our representatives will contact you. We look forward to speaking to you to answer any questions you may have about AECX and our partner programs.

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Chicago IL, Architect speaks out about AECX!
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Eben C. Smith, AIA
I am a licensed architect in the Illinois (Chicago) and Wisconsin area and I witness the wonders of our profession every day. I have been following the concept and progress of AECX and I find the prospect of generating additional revenue from my past hard work and sacrifice to be very appealing. Also, the idea that by licensing my design work on AECX’s DPS would translate my work into a capital asset could help me recover income from tax reductions is tremendous for design professionals like me. Translating and or utilizing my previously completed intellectual property into an ongoing liability free revenue stream is even more appealing.

The profession is changing as a whole. Our mindsets must also change, not only with the technologies being introduced into our profession but also with opportunities to grow our financial resources and knowledge.

Some Design work may be lost, but saving our bank account is equally as important. I look forward towards innovations like this in the architectural profession. I believe that this type of thinking will ultimately strengthen our businesses and the discipline of architecture.

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