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.

MSBA Green Repairs, Brockton Schools Roof and Boiler Replacement Projects

AEI performed MEP engineering services to replace eight roofs at various public schools. AEI documented and specified the replacement of existing roof drains and existing ductwork affected but unable to be reasonably reused. AEI also designed the replacement for steam boilers in the East and North Junior High Schools, including modifications to the gas piping … Read more

University of New Haven Aquaculture Laboratory, New Haven, Conn.

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

UMass Chan Medical School New Education and Research Building, Worcester, Mass.

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

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 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

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