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.

Framingham State University Hemenway Hall Addition and Renovation, Framingham, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided plumbing and fire protection design and construction administration for the $60 million expansion and renovation of the campus science center. AEI designed protected water, acid waste, wet sprinkler, plumbing sanitary waste, lab waste, venting, domestic and protected hot and cold water recirculation, and emergency wash tempered recirculated water piping systems. The plumbing … Read more

Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner’s Office HVAC Upgrades, Boston, Mass.

As prime consultant, AEI performed renovation activities of the examination facility for the Chief Medical Examiner. The two-story, 27,000 GSF building includes a mechanical penthouse, and functional areas include a building lobby, common corridors, locker rooms, an elevator core, a cafeteria and kitchen, public restrooms, office spaces, a garage, autopsy rooms, an X-ray suite, storage … Read more

University of Massachusetts Paige Laboratory Renovation, Amherst, Mass.

AEI prepared a complete building study and evaluation of existing MEP systems to determine suitability for reuse, and subsequently, completed final design of MEP/FP systems. The scope involved a complete building renovation with new central chilled water service from the campus distribution system and reuse of existing steam service. Project included a new sprinkler system, … Read more

University of Massachusetts Life Sciences Laboratory II (LSL2) Fit-out, Amherst, Mass.

With a goal of providing cutting-edge space for interdisciplinary research, the Life Sciences Laboratory II building on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus features both laboratory and laboratory support space that includes a growth chamber laboratory, a freezer farm laboratory, an FTMS laboratory, and a server room. Working in the 98,000 SF South Wing, AEI  … 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

Fire Station HVAC System Upgrade, Wellesley, Mass.

As part of the HVAC system upgrade, AEI designed a mechanical system that involved replacing the existing steam boiler with new hot water condensing boilers and a new hot water piping system with variable speed pumps and hot water suspended unit heaters in the apparatus bay. Controls were designed to interlock unit heater operation with … Read more

DOC Boiler Replacements, Bridgewater, Mass.

AEI provided engineering services for a study to replace three steam boilers at MCI Bridgewater. Three high-pressure steam boilers exceeded their useful life and needed immediate replacement. The existing dual fuel boilers burned natural gas as their primary fuel source with No. 4 fuel oil as back-up, which is no longer allowed. Additionally, the steam … Read more

Edith C. Baker Elementary School, Brookline, Mass.

The Edith C. Baker Elementary School is an 80,000 SF elementary school that underwent an $8M renovation and added a new cafeteria, a new library, three new classrooms, and an auxiliary gymnasium. Architectural Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design and construction administration services. The scope of the renovation included upgrade and replacement … Read more

Truro Town Hall, Truro, Mass.

AEI provided MEP/FP engineering design and construction period serviced for the complete building relocation and renovation of the historic Town Hall building and for the new addition. The scope of the project included design of a fire protection reservoir with a 10,000 gallon underground tank supplying fire protection water to a fire pump, as well … 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