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.

Springfield Technical Community College Arc Flash Studies

AEI performed an Arc Flash study for 16 out of 20 buildings on the 35-acre campus. Arc flash labels were then created for switchboards, panel-boards and motor control centers to comply with NFPA 70 and 70E requirements. These labels provide electrical characteristics, including system voltage, available fault current, clearing time of over-current protective device and … 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 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

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

Sharon Town Hall, Sharon, Mass.

The Town of Sharon engaged a design team to determine the feasibility of modernizing its town hall for accessibility and code compliance, improvements to space utilization, and energy efficiency. After the study phase, the town elected to demolish the existing building and build a new facility in its place. AEI participated in the study, and … 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