Oshawa software provider to compete for Start-up of the Year in London, England

Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA-- September 1, 2017 -- AEC Solutions, Inc., a civil engineering software provider, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a Startup of the Year finalist for New Civil Engineer’s Tech Fest Awards. The award ceremony will be held on September 14th at the London Hilton Bankside in London, England. Hosted by New Civil Engineer, the official magazine of the world-renowned Institution of Civil Engineers that reaches a global audience of 80,000+ professional engineers, the awards are considered the highlight of its annual Festival of Innovation and Technology.

“We are honored and humbled to have our innovative contributions to the civil engineering
community recognized by one of the oldest and most prestigious industry publications in the
world,” said Jeff Lyons, AEC’s co-founder. “I’m excited to showcase just how AEC has built the ‘digital pathway’ for construction contract administration, effectively bridging the gap in data flow between design and as-constructed data ready for GIS. We’re replacing old school methods like hand-written field notebooks and Microsoft Excel with a cloud-based solution that’s accessible 24/7 via the AEC Tender Web portal and AEC Inspect mobile app.”

With the AEC platform, field inspectors, project managers, engineers, contractors and owners are saving time, money and frustration by adopting a solution that reduces reporting time, improves report accuracy and expedites payment approvals. From building a tender direct from CAD to acquiring alignment station and offset from the geo-located inspection, AEC technology is completely integrated with infrastructure design models.

Jeff will present the AEC platform LIVE in front of conference delegates and a panel of judges. The five Startup of the Year finalists will each have five minutes to pitch how their innovations have the potential to change the design or construction process for the better. Delegates will then have a chance to vote for their preferred pitch. These results will be combined with the judges’ scores to determine the overall winner, to be announced at the awards ceremony.

“I’m amazed at how much we’ve accomplished over the last 18 months and being shortlisted for Startup of the Year validates our efforts in the space,” said Chris Stebbing, AEC’s co-founder and VP Technology. “AEC has pioneered new digital workflows that change the way infrastructure projects are delivered and we will continue working with our clients, partners and thought leaders to address the industry’s biggest digitalization challenges.”

Now just halfway into its second construction season, AEC has won over engineering and
construction teams at WSP, Aecon, large Ontario municipalities, and more. Its clients have
successfully delivered over $500m in infrastructure construction progress reporting and payment certification.


About New Civil Engineer’s TechFest

TechFest is New Civil Engineer’s annual festival of technology and innovation. The event was
designed as a gathering for the thought-leaders, decision-makers and emerging minds from the entire built environment community to share and scrutinise the latest technology-led innovations that are set to make a mark on the civil engineering industry.

The Festival will combine awards, live judging, conferences and networking, providing civil
engineering knowledge and inspiration.


About AEC Solutions

AEC Solutions Inc.(AEC), a civil engineering software provider, has built the “digital pathway” for construction contract administration, from conceptual design to as-constructed data ready for GIS. The AEC platform, comprised of the AEC Tender Web portal and AEC Inspect mobile app, is the only solution of its kind that standardizes, streamlines and connects the entire contract administration workflow including cost estimating, bid preparation, field inspection and payment.

Founded in 2014 by Chris Stebbing and Jeff Lyons, the company launched its contract
administration platform in 2015.


Press Contact

Jeff Lyons, President


Jeff Lyons

With over 20 years of experience in the municipal and land development sector, Jeff Lyons is dedicated to creating innovative civil engineering software solutions. As a founding partner and Director of Platform Innovation at Builterra, Jeff is a sought-after instructor and guest speaker who regularly engages with clients and associations to share insights that drive the industry forward. Jeff received his diploma in mining engineering technology from the Haileybury School of Mines (Northern College), and his diploma in geological technology (geophysics) from Sir Sandford Fleming College.