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.

Framingham State University Hemenway Hall Addition and Renovation, Framingham, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided plumbing and fire protection design and construction administration for the $60 million expansion and renovation of the campus science center. AEI designed protected water, acid waste, wet sprinkler, plumbing sanitary waste, lab waste, venting, domestic and protected hot and cold water recirculation, and emergency wash tempered recirculated water piping systems. The plumbing … Read more

Boathouse at Canal Dock Park, New Haven, Conn.

With the demolition of the historic Yale Adee Boathouse across New Haven Harbor from Canal Dock for I-95 improvements, the new Canal Dock boathouse integrates modern design elements and functionality within the historic context of its setting. AEI has been involved with this project since its commencement, providing MEP/FP design to demolition and rebuilding activities … Read more

New Orleans Veterans Affairs (NOVA) Replacement Hospital, New Orleans, La.

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

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

Armed Forces Reserve Center, Middletown, Conn.

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

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

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

Brooke 2 Charter School, Mattapan, Mass.

Brooke 2 Charter School is an urban charter school providing an elementary education to students in levels K-8. AEI provided sustainable mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services for a full, 57,000 SF renovation that included the replacement of the electrical distribution system as well as internal and site lighting and the installation of … Read more