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.
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
28 February 2020
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
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
25 February 2020
With a goal of providing cutting-edge space for interdisciplinary research, the Life Sciences Laboratory II building on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus features both laboratory and laboratory support space that includes a growth chamber laboratory, a freezer farm laboratory, an FTMS laboratory, and a server room. Working in the 98,000 SF South Wing, AEI … Read more
05 December 2018
Architectural Engineers provided MEP/FP engineering services for the addition of a significant architectural glass enclosed lobby area at the entrance to the theater and gallery space. The lobby’s HVAC system was designed to accommodate 500 people. The building included cast glass that was equipped with thermistors to direct conditioned air against glass preventing condensation, hydronic … Read more
10 July 2018
AEI performed mechanical and electrical engineering in five spaces of the Morrill complex, which included conversion of a teaching lab to a 50-person fixed seat lecture hall and renovation of four research labs for use as teaching lab spaces. An independent HVAC system was designed to meet the increased ventilation requirements of the lecture hall. … Read more