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Leading AI:
A Masterclass for AEC Leaders

Tap into the power of AI for your firm.

Our Partners

Don't Get Left Behind. Lead Your Firm Into the Future.

As artificial intelligence shapes the AEC industry, it's crucial for leaders like you to stay ahead. Those who resist will stagnate and watch their competitors pass them by. Don't let that be you.

Join us to use AI in your day-to-day work, build your AI strategy, and lead your firm into the future. In this course, you will gain clarity around AI and the tactical steps required to transform AI’s theoretical benefits into tangible, impactful results for your business.‍ 

Demystify AI

Learn the landscape, understand the benefits & risks, & discover the top 10 lessons from early AI adopters.

Learn from Experts

Discover how you and your team can apply AI to elevate your leadership & generate real business results. 

Apply AI to AEC Projects

Learn from real-world use cases where AI is being applied to infrastructure & waste water utilities.

"This is the best $297 investment any leader could make in 2024."

Mick Morrissey
Managing Principal, Morrissey Goodale

Preview the Course

What's Included

For $297, receive lifetime access & multiple bonuses...

  • 90+ minutes of on-demand training
  • Certificate of completion for CEUs
  • A badge to share with your network
  • Frameworks you can immediately apply
  • Free Download: 20+ ChatGPT prompts for AEC leaders
  • LIMITED TIME BONUS: 60-minute group coaching call and Q&A with instructors ($500 value)
  • LIMITED TIME BONUS: 90-minute course - How to Create a Culture of Innovation ($197 value)

Created by AEC Leaders for AEC Leaders

See the individual sessions inside the course.

  • Module 1 - Understand AI

    5 AI Concepts You Should Know
    The Benefits of AI in AEC
    5 Critical Risks of AI in AEC
    5 Big Conversations You Should Know
    Top 10 Lessons from Early Adopters
    7-Step Process for Managing Change

  • Module 2 - Use AI Every Day

    Getting Started with a Large Language Model
    How to Leverage AI as a Thought Partner
    Build AEC Marketing Plans in One Click
    How to Prepare for Meetings with AI
    Managing Difficult Conversations
    Improving Your Strategy & Planning
    6 Steps for Adopting AI Into Your Organization

  • Module 3 - Apply AI to AEC

    Use Case 1: Machine Learning & Public Infrastructure
    Use Case 1: Key Takeaways
    Use Case 2: ChatGPT & Wastewater Analysis
    Use Case 2: Key Takeaways
    Data Governance for AEC Firms
    5 Tips for Applying AI at Your Firm


We're Helping Firms Generate Real Business Results 


Client Success Story: Recruiting

A leading engineering firm was struggling to attract talent, so we developed a custom AI initiative to optimize job postings. Traffic to postings doubled and dramatically increased applications, reviews, and interviews.

  • Applications: 132% Increase
  • In Review: 2,260% Increase
  • Interviews: 375% Increase

More Client Success Stories

  • Reduced Costs: A local municipality generated cost savings up to 80% using AI/ML and image recognition with our custom software that reduced man hours for their asset management program.
  • Improved Sales: A firm developed a successful strategic sales and marketing strategy all from a single photo of a project.
  • Enhanced Workflows: Other firms have used AI to automate data analytics to build prompts for extracting data from images, building programming code, and highlighting risk in contract reviews.

Meet Your Instructors

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Bob Higgins

Bob Higgins is President and CEO of Barge Design Solutions, and a Senior Consultant at Thrivence. He has been with Barge since 1996 when he started as an intern following graduation from the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Since becoming President and CEO in 2009, Higgins has led the firm through a successful re-organization into core business units, grown the firm from $50m to $150m, and has directed the development and implementation of key technical, project management, and leadership programs. Read more about Bob here.

Justin Graham

Justin has over 20 years of experience with building and implementing technology solutions in AEC. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he began developing and implementing solutions for federal, state, and local governments as well as the private sector. He has applied his background of technology consulting, application development, data management, and geospatial solutions for AEC as well as entertainment, healthcare, and retail. Read more about Justin here.

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Gary McClure

Gary McClure is a senior consultant with Thrivence. Gary has more than 30 years management experience with companies ranging from Fortune 50 to small firms and in a variety of industries. Gary, a certified professional facilitator, leads teams to achieve their objectives and frequently directs complex projects involving business strategy, organizational performance, and market repositioning. He also uses his change management certifications to help companies navigate through enterprise-wide transformation. Read more about Gary here.

What You'll Leave With


A certificate & badge to share with others


Frameworks you can immediately apply

bonus-How to Create a Culture of Innovation 90+ Minute Course

Bonus course ($197 for free) & free downloads

Free Guide: AI Checklist for AEC Leaders

A 3-part framework and checklist to help you integrate AI to solve problems & grow your business

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Have questions?

We're here to help.

Are there bulk packages for groups?

Yes! Teams can save up to 35% per seat for bulk purchases. There also special perks like progress tracking and live coaching. Contact adam.richards@thrivence.com today to learn more.

What is the course about?

This course is designed to equip leaders in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry with a comprehensive understanding of artificial intelligence (AI). It covers how AI can be applied in AEC projects, strategies for implementation, and insights into the future of AI in the industry.

Who should enroll in this course?

The course is ideal for AEC professionals, including architects, engineers, construction managers, project leaders, executives, admins, and anyone interested in integrating AI into their AEC practices.

Do I need a technical background to understand the course content?

No, a technical background is not required. The course is designed to be accessible to professionals with various levels of technical expertise, with a focus on practical applications of AI in the AEC industry.

How long is the course, and what is the format?

The course includes 90+ minutes of on-demand content and 60 minutes of a live call with your instructors. There are 3 modules with individual, bite-sized sessions.

Can I access the course material after completion?

Yes, you will have lifetime access to the on-demand content and any bonuses you receive.

Is there any certification provided at the end of the course?

Yes, participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion and a badge to share on social networks.

How will this course help me in my career in the AEC industry?

The course is designed to enhance your understanding of AI, equip you with skills to implement AI solutions in AEC projects, and help you become a forward-thinking leader in your field.

How can I sign up for the course, and what are the payment options?

Click the "Get Access" button. We provide a few payment options including Paypal and Google Pay.