Coronavirus Update/ Returning to the Office: AEI's is in the process of preparing our office for staff to return on a modified schedule, providing the City of Boston re-opening guidelines continue to move forward. During quarantine, AEI's staff have successfully worked remotely. Every staff member is equipped with the same equipment at home as they have in the office to ensure efficiency and seamless transitions between workstations. We will continue to work remotely and will provide a formal reopening date when it's available. At this time, only staff will be allowed in our space. Our contact information and policies on in person meetings and site visits remain the same as they have since early March. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.

MSBA ARP Worcester Schools Roof, Window and Door Replacements, Worcester, Mass.

AEI provided MEP/FP engineering services for window, roof and exterior door replacements at three Worcester elementary schools. The scope involved converting existing spaces into ADA-compliant restrooms, exterior door ADA upgrades and electric snow melting systems on all ADA ramps, new window AC and HVAC systems, LED Egress lighting, fire alarm upgrades with voice activation and … Read more

UMass Chan Medical School New Education and Research Building, Worcester, Mass.

AEI provided P/FP design and CA with an early under-slab work package. Work included design of advanced grey water and water-reuse systems; a UV filtration system for stormwater re-use; a fire pump, domestic water booster pumps, and wet and dry sprinkler systems; two separate P/FP pressure zones; and all systems for the vivarium, including cage … Read more

Worcester State University Sullivan Building Eager Auditorium Renovation, Worcester, Mass.

AEI provided design and programming services to develop layouts, MEP system requirements and scope documents for the 166-seat stepped classroom. Through this work, accessibility code deficiencies and technology presentation systems were addressed and upgraded. AEI also assisted in the development of the conceptual cost estimate and bid docs.

University of Massachusetts Thompson Hall Lobby Renovation, Amherst, Mass.

AEI provided MEP/FP programming, study, design and CA for this high-rise lobby and surrounding areas. The main area of focus is to upgrade the HVAC systems and respond to the code mandated upgrades triggered by this work. Components include interactive display monitors, new light fixtures, sprinklers, fire alarms, and upgraded MEP/FP systems for the new … Read more

University of Massachusetts Electrical Life Safety Upgrades, Amherst, Mass.

Through its prime house doctor contract, AEI designed electrical engineering upgrades to the life safety systems throughout the 219,000 SF Fine Arts Center. The scope included design of a building addition to house the new emergency power generator, construction of new electric rooms throughout the building to house emergency power panels, and replacement of the … Read more

VAME Community Living Center, Togus, Maine

Augusta Maine’s VAME Togus is transitioning aging veterans in their care to new “Small House” Community Living Centers (CLC). AEI performed mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design and construction administration services for the first phase, which includes the construction of two new 8,500 SF prototype houses. The residents are veterans in need of institutional … Read more

University of Massachusetts Bioengineering Department, Amherst, Mass.

AEI provided engineering services for IT/security, plumbing and fire protection engineering in the new biomedical engineering department at UMass Amherst. IT and security systems consist of upgrades to medium voltage distribution equipment, secondary power distribution, metering, emergency generator system, lighting and lighting controls, fire alarm, structured cabling, door access, and CCTV surveillance. Plumbing systems consist … Read more

Massachusetts State Archives Building Vault HVAC Upgrades, Boston, Mass.

AEI provided engineering design and CA services to replace the existing HVAC equipment serving the archive vaults at the Massachusetts State Archives Building. When the building generator stopped working, AEI specified and rented a temporary generator to maintain power immediately before designing a new permanent generator. Phasing management enabled building power to be maintained during … Read more

Arlington Community Safety Building, Arlington, Mass.

After completing a masterplan that involved an inspection of existing systems and the conceptual identification of required upgrades and cost estimates, Architectural Engineers commenced MEP/FP design and CA services in two phases to allow continued occupancy throughout construction. The ADA compliant building features holding cells with a sally port, a fitness center, a briefing room/training … Read more

Palmer Senior Center, Palmer, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design services for the phased renovation of the Palmer Senior Center.  Phase one consists of renovation of the ground floor and the addition of handicapped upgrade to the building. Upgrades included installation of a new elevator, new toilet rooms and fire alarm upgrades. The building … Read more