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30 March 2020
AEI wrote non-renewable energy conservation measures in all campus buildings related to plumbing fixture and water heater replacement, water conservation improvements, cooling tower replacement, boiler replacement, air handling unit replacement, automatic temperature controls systems upgrades, and LED lighting replacement and retrofits.
27 March 2020
For this 300,000 SF renovation, AEI provided sustainable MEP/FP design and CA services for the existing science center. A full infrastructure upgrade design was prepared, including conversion of all existing laboratory fume hoods from constant flow to variable flow units. This included adding sprinklers to the labs and science center library, replacing lighting throughout the … Read more
25 March 2020
The Crispus Attucks children’s Center is a private, non-profit day care provider operating out of 22,500 SF in two buildings built in the 1960’s and 1970’s. AEI was retained to provide MEP/FP upgrades in both buildings. Repairs began with a complete feasibility study and continued into design and CA for a new HVAC system, fire … Read more
28 February 2020
This 1890’s vintage sail loft building was renovated and converted to 47 loft-style apartments – each with in-unit laundry, water source heat pumps, telephone, internet and cable wiring, and state-of-the-art kitchens and bathrooms. The building’s historic exterior resented significant challenges relating to exhaust and cooling tower ventilation.
Architectural Engineers completed design of the MEP/FP and construction oversight of this 60,000 SF conversion of a historic mill complex into residential loft units. The original envelope manufacturing building contains 42 studio, one- and two-bedroom loft-style units. Designs included extensive reconstruction and waterproofing of the basement areas to account for a very high water table.
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
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
27 February 2020
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
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
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