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AIA | TEXO Industry Roundtable

Architecture and Design Exchange
February 14, 2024 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Building Resilience: Navigating Mental Health Challenges in AEC Industry

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Join us for a crucial roundtable discussion delving into the realm of mental health in the AEC industry. As professionals committed to shaping the future of architecture, engineering, and construction, it’s time to break the silence surrounding mental health challenges.

Explore innovative strategies, concepts, and technologies that can redefine your daily life, both professionally and personally. Our primary objective is to dismantle the stigma attached to mental health in the AEC sector. By fostering an open dialogue, we aim to create an environment that encourages support, understanding, and growth.

In this discussion, we’ll shed light on the resources available and showcase the real impact of mental health challenges in the AEC industry. Awareness is the first step toward positive change, and together, we can contribute to a healthier, more resilient industry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative conversation that has the power to shape the future of mental well-being in AEC. Join us and take a step toward building a more supportive and compassionate professional community.

This is an in-person event with lunch served.


1. Understanding and Addressing the Crisis:
This is foundational, as addressing issues such as suicide rates and their interconnectedness with divorce rates sets the tone for acknowledging and dealing with the severity of mental health challenges.

2. Recognizing Signs and Fostering Support:
Identifying signs of mental health challenges is crucial, and discussing the role of individuals and organization in recognizing and addressing these signs is fundamental for creating a supportive environment.

3. Providing Resources for Support:
Equipping participants with practical resources and support services ensures they have tangible tools to take away. This goal contributes directly to empowering individuals and organizations to take proactive steps.

4. Breaking the Stigma:
Explore the cultural nuances within architecture and construction to understand stigmas and openness surrounding mental health. Discuss strategies to promote a culture of openness and communication, especially addressing challenges related to “machoism” or “manly” attitudes in the construction sector.

5. Combatting Substance Abuse:
Examine the prevalent issue of substance abuse, particularly focusing on drinking within the AEC industry, and discuss proactive measures and interventions to address and mitigate its impact on mental health

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