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University of Massachusetts Tobin Hall Core Renovation and Psychology Dept. Relocation, Amherst, Mass.
16 November 2021
AEI performed programmatic scoping and study, design and CA for renovation to core areas of 4th, 5th and 6th floor in order to relocate the Psychology Dept. to this building. Work included replacing mechanical systems in the core areas. Energy efficiency measures included incorporating variable air flow, energy recovery and economizer controls. Upgrades also include … Read more
As part of it’s larger project at the Boathouse at Canal Dock Park, AEI also provided MEP/FP resilient design services in the Aquaculture Laboratory that involved locating building systems above the flood plain level in the event of a hurricane-strength storm surge. The lab includes a head tank system and a recirculating aquaculture system. Fortification … Read more
AEI provided P/FP design and CA with an early under-slab work package. Work included design of advanced grey water and water-reuse systems; a UV filtration system for stormwater re-use; a fire pump, domestic water booster pumps, and wet and dry sprinkler systems; two separate P/FP pressure zones; and all systems for the vivarium, including cage … Read more
AEI provided MEP/FP support for a Nursing Lab renovation and design of a new HVAC system for three stories of the North and South Buildings. Design also included power upgrades to support the new HVAC systems and lighting upgrades. Developed demolition and new work plants. Coordinated two separate projects with facility staff in buildings with … Read more
AEI served as the OPM for pilot Design Build Infrastructure upgrade projects through DCAMM. Responsibilities included assistance with RFP preparation, schedule development, design review, trade-bid evaluation, construction period oversight, review of close-out documents, and development of final lessons-learned reports. This project involved constructing a new utility building above the design flood level, new electric switchgear … Read more
AEI provided design and programming services to develop layouts, MEP system requirements and scope documents for the 166-seat stepped classroom. Through this work, accessibility code deficiencies and technology presentation systems were addressed and upgraded. AEI also assisted in the development of the conceptual cost estimate and bid docs.
AEI provided MEP/FP study, design and CA of a roof replacement project. The components include four rooftop units, an indoor air handling unit with an associated exhaust fan, and energy recovery. AEI performed a ventilation analysis and determined building and energy code requirements, then worked with a third-party cost estimator to determine cost of replacement … Read more
AEI performed an Arc Flash study for 16 out of 20 buildings on the 35-acre campus. Arc flash labels were then created for switchboards, panel-boards and motor control centers to comply with NFPA 70 and 70E requirements. These labels provide electrical characteristics, including system voltage, available fault current, clearing time of over-current protective device and … Read more
As prime consultant, AEI provided MEP/FP study, design and CA services, and through our consultants, architecture, structural and environmental engineering, for complex HVAC and electrical upgrades including the conversion of a former server room to swing office space, and replacement of the existing constant volume dual duct mixing boxes and existing main electrical gear. The … Read more