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.

Assabet Valley Vocational Technical High School, Marlborough, Mass.

AEI provided electrical engineering services related to the testing and evaluation of electrical feeders in the existing 410,000 SF high school. The study assessed the feasibility of reusing feeders for the unit substations and panelboards, and determined the necessity of electrical upgrades including switchboard and panelboard replacements. Design involved lighting, power and emergency power generation … 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

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

Berkshire Museum HVAC Upgrade, Pittsfield, Mass.

AEI was the prime consultant for mechanical upgrades to the 1902 Science, History and Art Museum located in downtown Pittsfield.  New mechanical systems were designed to maintain a controlled environment throughout the first and second floors, and conventional HVAC systems were designed for the basement exhibit areas. New sprinklers and architectural finishes were installed concurrently … 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

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