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.

Out and About

Susan Joins HDR for Successful Aquaculture Project Interview

Susan attended the interview for the Aquaculture Bioengineering Study and Design of  Massachusetts Freshwater Fish Culture Facilities with HDR on Wednesday, which we won. 

Robin Judges ACEC National EEA Competition

Robin traveled to New York to serve as a juror in the ACEC National Engineering Excellence Awards competition, representing ACEC’s Business Insurance Trust.

Nick Speaks at ACEC/MA Breakfast on Filed Sub-Bid Laws in Mass.

Nick participated on an ACEC/MA breakfast program panel about filed sub-bid laws in Massachusetts. Robin and Joel attended the event.

AEI Meets Linda Bauer Darr

On Wednesday evening Robin and Joel attended dinner with ACEC’s new President/CEO Linda Darr.

Robin attends WTS Fall Networking

Robin attended the WTS Wine and Cheese Fall Networking event at Serafina.

Jenga Challenge in DTX

Charles and Hugo battled it out in an intense game of Jenga on Thursday at the foot of the Downtown Crossing Station stairs. It was a close game, but this time, the win went to Hugo. Check out games in DTX every Thursday afternoon.

Ribbon Cutting for the Boathouse at Canal Dock Park

Nick and Susan attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Boathouse at Canal Dock Park. While the building itself is occupied and in use by the city, we continue to work on the fit-out of the New Haven Marine Sciences Laboratory. AEI began working on this project in 2009.

ACEC Business Insurance Trust, Oregon

Robin spent Monday and Tuesday in Newberg, Oregon (outside of Portland) for an ACEC Business Insurance Trust Meeting.

Worcester's Blackstone Gateway Visitor's Center Punchlist Performed

On Thursday, a final punch list was performed at the Worcester Visitor’s Center, a project we’ve been involved with since 2013.
The city of Worcester is rife with arts and culture, institutions of higher learning, top-rated medical facilities, and a rich history tied to the industrial age. Now that its finished, the Worcester Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center will serve as an active tribute to the multi-faceted culture in this region of central Massachusetts.
The visitor’s center, located along Route 146 and adjacent to Blackstone Gateway Park, is a full-service, multi-use community facility and features a welcoming area, historic and cultural exhibits, a theater, restroom facilities, a passive recreation lawn, and office, classroom and meeting spaces. It is also the new home to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Department of Conservation and Recreation. (DCR). Trails, boardwalks, observational platforms, interpretive signage and kiosks, and paths connecting to the Blackstone River Parkway are located next door.
AEI designed all new building systems, including heating and cooling; electrical service and distribution; full-site electrical; full-site plumbing; voice, data, and CATV; natural gas; sanitary waste and piping; domestic water distribution; fire alarm, security, and a ground-mounted photovoltaic array.
This is a one-story building with an open floor plan and an elevated portion of the ceiling, and is heated using a wood-pellet boiler system. Interior and site lighting have automatic controls to meet energy code and sustainability goals, and daylight harvesting is employed to facilitate additional energy savings. AEI’s participation in this project spanned schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration services. The project is targeting LEED Platinum.

Pull Planning in Belmont

Robin and Mike Doyle attended a pull-planning session for the Belmont High School project.