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.
22 November 2021
AEI provided plumbing and fire protection design and CA for the new construction of a middle and high school in Lunenburg. The project includes a full kitchen/cafeteria, science laboratories, restrooms, locker and shower rooms, and an early work package for underslab piping. AEI reviewed and approved the cost estimate for plumbing and fire protection systems.
16 November 2021
As part of it’s larger project at the Boathouse at Canal Dock Park, AEI also provided MEP/FP resilient design services in the Aquaculture Laboratory that involved locating building systems above the flood plain level in the event of a hurricane-strength storm surge. The lab includes a head tank system and a recirculating aquaculture system. Fortification … Read more
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
AEI served as the OPM for pilot Design Build Infrastructure upgrade projects through DCAMM. Responsibilities included assistance with RFP preparation, schedule development, design review, trade-bid evaluation, construction period oversight, review of close-out documents, and development of final lessons-learned reports. This project involved constructing a new utility building above the design flood level, new electric switchgear … Read more
24 July 2020
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
27 February 2020
Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans VA Hospital. The Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Health Care System (SLVHCS) chose to rebuild on a nearby site, and AEI provided plumbing and medical gas design for a number of the campuses nine buildings. The 1.7M SF hospital must meet new VA resiliency standards by being able to operate independently … Read more
The Worcester Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center, a full-service, multi-use community facility that features a welcoming area, historic and cultural exhibits, a theater, restroom facilities, a passive recreation lawn, and office, classroom and meeting space, is as an active tribute to the multi-faceted culture of the Blackstone River Valley. AEI designed all new MEP/FP and lighting … Read more
25 February 2020
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
12 June 2019
Architectural Engineers designed the HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems for this two-building LEED Gold project. AEI integrated energy recovery equipment, high-efficiency gas fired boilers, solar-thermal domestic water heating and demand control ventilation as part of achieving a 30% energy savings below the ASHRAE base system. The project was modeled using Revit software with the … Read more