Become a Member

Black talent working in the AEC Industry

Together, We Can Create a More Inclusive industry

AEC Unites is committed to addressing the historical underrepresentation and systemic challenges Black professionals face in the AEC industry.

By becoming a member, your company has the unique opportunity to stand alongside other forward-thinking industry leaders dedicated to creating meaningful change in reshaping an equitable industry.

Why Join AEC Unites?

  • Combating Underrepresentation: Black professionals and businesses are significantly underrepresented in the AEC industry. AEC Unites aims to bridge this gap by fostering opportunities for growth and representation. It provides a platform for members to contribute to creating a more inclusive and equitable industry.
  • Economic Empowerment and Equity: AEC Unites is dedicated to economic empowerment within the Black community. It aims to create sustainable growth in the AEC industry through a diverse supply chain, equitable job opportunities, and a bridge to the racial wealth gap.
  • Fostering Diversity and Inclusion: By joining AEC Unites, organizations can actively participate in efforts to eliminate hate and bias in the workplace by taking the pledge.
  • Strategic Partnerships and Networking: Membership offers the chance to engage in strategic partnerships, connecting with other leaders and organizations committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. As members, you can serve on the Talent or Business Committees. Through your participation, you’ll work hands-on, or ‘boots on the ground,’ alongside a network of dedicated professionals focused on driving substantial changes within our industry.
Founding Member Quote - Jonathan Moody

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Three ways to create meaningful change.

  1. Take the Pledge Committed to Change and demonstrate that your company is committed to supplier diversity and empowering Black-owned AEC firms.
  2. Participate on the Talent or Business Committee, engage with HBCUs, advocate for changing policies to increase equitable opportunities, develop business playbooks, support the talent pipeline, and more.
  3. Connect with our founding members, including Turner Construction Company, Moody Nolan, McKissack & McKissack, Clark Construction, Gensler, Hensel Phelps, H.J. Russell, HOK, Jacobs, Powers & Sons Construction, Stantec, and WSP.
Founding Member Quote - Susan Klumpp Williams

Membership Dues

AEC Unites membership is held by the company. Membership dues are non-refundable and are billed annually on a calendar year period. Annual membership dues are determined by number of employees and prorated by month of application. Additionally, up to 90% of your annual TIA membership dues may qualify as a business expense from federal taxes.

Membership dues table

Please note that companies joining AEC Unites after June 30 will receive a prorated dues rate covering the remainder of 2024 and dues fees for 2025. Please contact with questions regarding the prorated dues structure for July-December.

Become one of the first-100 inaugural AEC Unites members. Join us at the forefront of our journey.

Founding members

Clark Construction
H J Russell
Hensel Phelps
McKissack & McKissack
Moody Nolan
Powers & Sons Construction
Turner Construction