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.

Mass. Military Academy OPM Services for Resilient Infrastructure Upgrades, Buzzards Bay, Mass.

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

University of Massachusetts Gunness Laboratory Design, Amherst, Mass.

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 Whitmore Hall Mechanical and Electrical Upgrades, Amherst, Mass.

As prime consultant, AEI provided MEP/FP study, design and CA services, and through our consultants, architecture, structural and environmental engineering, for complex HVAC and electrical upgrades including the conversion of a former server room to swing office space, and replacement of the existing constant volume dual duct mixing boxes and existing main electrical gear. The … Read more

University of Massachusetts Lincoln Campus Center Cooling Tower Upgrades, Amherst, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided MEP/FP study, design and CA services to replace the cooling equipment in the Lincoln Campus Center high rise at UMass Amherst. AEI investigated the capital needs, and evaluated alternatives and replacement recommendations for the cooling tower and condenser water system, which were original to the building and past their useful life. An … 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

Massachusetts State Archives Building Vault HVAC Upgrades, Boston, Mass.

AEI provided engineering design and CA services to replace the existing HVAC equipment serving the archive vaults at the Massachusetts State Archives Building. When the building generator stopped working, AEI specified and rented a temporary generator to maintain power immediately before designing a new permanent generator. Phasing management enabled building power to be maintained during … Read more

University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center Lobby Addition, Amherst, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided MEP/FP engineering services for the addition of a significant architectural glass enclosed lobby area at the entrance to the theater and gallery space. The lobby’s HVAC system was designed to accommodate 500 people. The building included cast glass that was equipped with thermistors to direct conditioned air against glass preventing condensation, hydronic … 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

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