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.

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

Truro Community Center, Truro, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided mechanical, electrical plumbing and fire protection engineering design and construction administration services for a 15,000 SF Community Center building with a multipurpose gymnasium/performance space, game rooms and adjacent senior center.

Weston DPW, Weston, Mass.

AEI provided all MEP/FP design and CA services for the demolition and reconstruction of the Weston DPW. The new, two-building facility includes an 18,400 SF vehicle equipment operations garage with a vehicle wash bay and vehicle and equipment storage spaces, and a 23,500 SF operations building with administrative offices, employee support spaces, workshops, and vehicle … Read more

Josiah Smith Tavern

Josiah Smith Tavern, an 18th and 19th century wood-framed structure includes the main building “tavern” with an attached barn and connector. Located at the center of Weston, the historically significant building once played a role in the American Revolution and was used as an Inn and residence during Colonial times. The design-team was faced with … Read more

Prospect Hill Academy Charter High School, Cambridge, Mass.

Prospect Hill Academy is an urban charter high school operating out of a 40,000 SF former archdiocese building. The $6.5M renovation involved MEP/FP upgrades that resulted in a new accessible elevator; new HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems; lighting and power upgrades to the public and classroom areas; and new electric service. Designed to C149 … Read more

Mass College of Art and Design, Tower Building Fire Alarm Systems Replacement, Boston, Mass.

AEI designed a new fire alarm and voice evacuation system involving an emergency generator, upgraded lighting, and a new fire pump base, which included a new fire command center room and BDA system for radio communications.  To meet current code requirements, controls were added to auto-release stair doors, duct smoke detectors were added to the … Read more