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.
Massachusetts State Archives Building Vault HVAC Upgrades, Boston, Mass.
Temporary generator rented and implemented immediately to preserve building integrity while permanent design solution progressed.
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 construction. To preserve the building’s sensitive contents, AEI developed a humidification/dehumidification, heating, and cooling system to maintain interior conditions within 5% of the RH set-point and 2°F of the temperature set-point. Through this work, a new automatic temperature control (ATC) system with alarms was installed to monitor dangerous changes in temperature and humidity. In addition to addressing code deficiencies throughout the building, AEI also completed ADA upgrades in select parts of the building.