Coronavirus Update/ Returning to the Office: AEI now IMEG 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 now IMEG'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.
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 open-loop system was ultimately chosen for cost efficiency and maintainability. VFD fans and electrical basin heaters were added to enable winter operation. Due to the height and structural limitations of the building, rigging was done by helicopter instead of by crane, requiring complex coordination.