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Construction on the Delta Faucet Headquarters Addition in Carmel, IN finished in late January. The $15 million project added 80,000 square feet to the headquarters. Engineers from the AEC Columbus and Indianapolis offices began work on this project in 2014 were responsible for all MEPT/FP engineering design serivces as well as construction administration services. The Indianapolis Business Journal covered the Ribbon Cutting ceremony and overall project in a recent article.
AEC will be exhibiting at the upcoming SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo at the end of May in Columbus. Mark your calendars now for May 23rd - 25th and plan on visiting AEC at Booth 2027 to discuss how we can help with your next project! For more information on the SAME JETC visit the SAME JETC Home Page.
AEC was recently awarded our first task order under a contract with the USACE Tulsa District to perform mechanical engineering design services at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Our team will assess current systems, identify issues, and create a Design-Build RFP package for HVAC system upgrades. This will be the first time AEC performs work at Tinker AFB. We pride ourselves on our growing Federal portfolio and look forward to more projects with the Tulsa District.
AEC is starting out the year on a positive note… We received our CPAR Evaluation for work completed on the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Energy Engineering Analysis Program for USACE Huntsville. We received great feedback including Exceptional ratings for scheduling and management. The scope of work required Level 1 Energy Surveys and Studies to identify energy-savings opportunities and develop technical inputs for future d/b RFP packages. The contracting officer stated “AEC produced survey reports of very good quality, identifying and defining the energy-savings opportunities, including a description of the existing conditions, the proposed measure to reduce energy consumption, and estimates of cost and savings to demonstrate the investment opportunity.”
AEC provided MEPT engineering design for the recently opened ADESA Chicago auto auction center. The 167,000-square-foot facility is the “most integrated, customer-centric and technologically advanced physical auction location to date” for the company; which is owned by KAR Auction Services. The facility features amenities such as mobile iOS applications that allow dealers to pay for cars, request post-sale inspections, and have gate passes emailed to their phones. AEC’s work included designs for a new HVAC system, make-up air units, exhaust fans, lighting, electrical power, and telecommunication/data systems. Auto Remarketing magazine featured the new facility in a recent publication.
AEC earned an Exceptional/Very Good rating for engineering services provided at Grand Forks AFB. The project manager stated "The AEC-Emersion Joint Venture is a new design firm to Grand Forks AFB...they have thus far been very thorough with pre-design investigations and as-built drawing reviews."
Congratulations to Brian Johnson, who recently became a licensed Professional Engineer. Brian has been with AEC for two years and is a crucial member of our Mechanical Team.
AEC is excited to share that the new Rickenbacker Air Traffic Control Tower project was recently highlighted by the air traffic controller contractor, Dynamic Science, Inc. (DSI), in their quarterly newsletter. DSI shared a brief history of Rickenbacker AFB and thanked the project managers for their "functional expertise and tireless efforts during the entire process." AEC provided MEPT engineering design services for this project which was completed in spring 2016. Click here to read the DSI article about the Rickenbacker Air Traffic Control Tower.
AEC has once again been selected as the Prime Consultant for VAR-Statewide Facilities General Engineering Services for ODOT. AEC will provide services over a 24-month period on a Task Order Basis. AEC has been awarded this contract three times and is excited to continue providing services for ODOT.
The 3rd Brigade Combat Headquarters at Fort Bragg recently achieved LEED Silver Certification through the USGBC. AEC was a proud member of the design team, providing professional services for the Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Telecommunications, and Security Systems. This 40,000 square foot facility received advanced systems geared towards energy efficiency and redundancy.
AEC is proud to announced that it has been certified by Cuyahoga County as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE).
AEC is proud to announce that Columbus Fire Station #3 achieved LEED Gold Certification with the US Green Building Council. AEC provided M/E/P/T/FP engineering design services for the new fire station which also temporarily houses Columbus Fire #2 while that station is under construction. The new fire station #3 is 26,000 SQ feet and construction was completed in 2015.
AEC recently learned that a Compressed Air Systems Repair project performed for NASA Glenn Research Center was accepted; completing our work on the project. Our team of engineers provided designs for compressor and dryer equipment, auxiliary systems, piping, and associated controls. Our team received high praise for the design work we provided on this project. NASA’s GRC senior project manager had this to say “As of August 1, 2016 NASA has taken acceptance of the SA-24 Service Air Compressor and Dryer system, effectively completing the scope of the FY14 Central Compressed Air System Repairs – Phase 1 project. I want to thank everyone involved with the project for contributing to the completion and success of the project. As a project, we were fortunate to bring together such a talented and responsive team that began with the design and followed all the way through systems commissioning. The project’s engineering and construction teams performed seamlessly – our special thanks to both. The efforts of everyone are greatly appreciated.”
AEC has been certified by the City of Cleveland as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Female Business Enterprise (FBE). In addition, we have been certified by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE).
AEC received an Exceptional rating for services provided on the DSCC Armory HVAC and Window/Door Replacement project. The project manager stated "AEC did an outstanding job managing this project for us. They were very professional in their work and very responsive addressing all project issues with the contractor and owner."
AEC is proud to announce the opening of our newest branch office in Cleveland, Ohio. The office is located at 5595 Transportation Boulevard, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44125. Our new office will help us to better serve our clients in the northeast Ohio area.
AEC is providing MEPT engineering services for the new 186,100 square-foot mixed-use development, The View on Pavey Square. The new development will consist of retail, restaurant, and residential space over an underground parking garage. AEC is teaming with BBCO Design Architecture for this project. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017. The View on Pavey Square Development Approved at Five Stories
AEC earned an Exceptional rating from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for services provided on the Steam System Replacement at Gallipolis Developmental Center. The project manager stated "AEC is the best engineering firm that I have ever worked with (45 years)"
AEC is excited to announce that the Franklin County Sheriff's Training Facility achieved LEED Silver Certification from the USGBC. The 24,500 square-foot facility includes administrative offices, classrooms, a conference center, fitness center, locker rooms, and specialty spaces for training scenarios. AEC was responsible for providing HVAC, power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, plumbing, and telecommunication engineering designs.
Congratulations to AEC Indiana who provided professional services for Building 2037 at the Naval Support Activity in Crane Indiana. This renovation project achieved LEED Silver Certification through the USGBC. The building provides testing laboratories, a clean room testing environment, office space and an interactive conference room.
Congratulations to AEC Ohio, who provided professional services for the Security Main Gate building at the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. This project applied a geothermal well field and high-efficiency heat pumps to achieve LEED Silver Certification through the USGBC. The new construction building houses the main security checkpoint for the site.
On December 9th, the Gene Haas Training and Education Center celebrated the opening of their new facility with a Dedication Ceremony in Lebanon, IN. AEC provided the design services for this 24,000 SF building with flexible laboratories, smart classrooms, lecture hall, conference space, and offices. Vincents University will use this facility for CAD, manufacturing, material testing, logistics training, and robotics instructions. Read More
AEC provided engineering services for Building 5 at the Naval Support Activity in Crane Indiana. The building included highly sophisticated conference space with advanced user interface for maximum flexibility and fidelity. The design obtained the maximum points achievable for Optimizing Energy Performance, paving the way for a LEED Gold Certification.
Congratulations to AEC’s VA office on winning a contract providing engineering services for the 24-story Downtown Norfolk Tower renovation project by teaming with RBA architecture! Enjoy reading the Attached article
Congratulations to Philip Bowman, PE, CPD, LEED ® AP, who recently became a licensed Fire Protection Professional Engineer.
AEC was recently ranked #18 on Business Firsts' list of Central Ohio's Minority-Owned Businesses.
AEC once again received Exceptional rating for Engineering Services at Wright Patterson AFB: “Advanced Engineering Consultants (AEC) has been awarded nine tasks orders during the first two years of their five year contract. …. The two task orders recently awarded: an electrical study for major administration/research complex and a construction project to correct fire code deficiencies are ongoing. The early stages of these design tasks indicate that AEC’s outstanding performance experienced during their first contract year is continuing.”
Brian Eichenlaub joins the AEC team in leading AEC’s Virginia Beach office for business development. Brian comes to AEC with over 30 years of diverse experience in our industry including industrial, aviation, transportation, military, governmental, corporate and commercial market areas. Brian was a member of the Ohio Air National Guard for 20 years where he was involved with civil engineering activities. He retired from the Air National Guard with the rank of Major.
The City of Columbus featured AEC as one of the two successful small businesses highlighted at Mayor Coleman’s 13th annual Small Business Conference & Expo. (Click Here for Video)
Michael Richardson (PE) joins the AEC team as a project manager and business developer. Mike’s addition increases AEC’s technical ability for structural engineering, facility condition assessments, and general building services.
AEC has been selected as the Prime Consultant for a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Contract with the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. Work includes providing A/E services for this installation.
AEC has been selected as the Prime Consultant for a new 5-year Indefinite Delivery Contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District. Work includes providing Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Protection engineering services for military projects located within the USACE Tulsa District boundaries.
AEC is part of a team that has been selected to provide A/E design services for the new Franklin County Public Safety Center – Correctional Facility. Construction cost of the new facility is estimated to be $150M.
Michael Rice joins the AEC team as a Senior Electrical Engineer. Mike has over 30 years of experience on a diverse range of projects and applications in the industry.
AEC was recently named a 2015 Top Workplace! Columbus CEO and WBNS-10TV in central Ohio identified private and public organizations that are viewed by their employees as great places to work.
AEC was recognized for winning the 2014 Small Business Award for Excellence in A/E Design Services! This award was accepted by Lisa Huang and Alan Hautman on behalf of the AEC-Emersion Joint Venture at the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Kentuckiana Small Business Conference
The City of Zionsville, Indiana, kicked off the New Year with their first Governmental Town Council meeting of 2015 by appointing Michael Billig to the Architectural Review Committee.
AEC was recently ranked #20 on Business Firsts' list of Central Ohio's Minority-Owned Businesses.
AEC has been selected by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to provide MEP engineering services for their facilities throughout the State of Ohio (Contract VAR-STW-Facility General Engineering Services - MEP). This is a 2-year contract has now been awarded to AEC for the third time.
AEC recently received an "Exceptional" performance evaluation from the USACE Kansas City District for our work on an electrical system improvements project at Whiteman Air Force Base, MO. The project involved repair of the Base electrical distribution switches and control systems. The Corps' PM commented that: "AEC provided a very high quality product. The estimate was within 2% of the contracted price. A very thorough product."
AEC has been selected yet again as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Ohio.
AEC is ranked #27 on Business First for Central Ohio's Top Women Owned Businesses.
AEC is teaming with local firms to provide general condition assessments and capital needs studies for the Ohio Department of Corrections. AEC will be responsible for assessing the MEP systems of more than 4.3 million square feet of correctional facilities throughout the southeast region of Ohio.
Michael Richardson (PE) joins the AEC team as a project manager and business developer. Mike’s addition increases AEC’s technical ability for structural engineering, facility condition assessments, and general building services.
AEC has completed work for the U.S. Navy's Crane Strategic Weapons Systems Engineering Facility, which is LEED Silver Certified.
AEC's recent Open House was a great success with over 120 guests, clients, and friend’s in attendance. We wanted to thank all our guests, clients, and friends for taking time out their busy schedule to attend our Open House and help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary and LEED Gold certification of our renovated building!
Bryan Crnarich, PE, LEED®AP recently passed a test certifying him as Certified Energy Managers (CEM). This credential is administered by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy management profession.
Congratulations to Phillip (PJ) Reeb, who recently became a licensed Professional Engineer. PJ is an electrical engineer in our Columbus office.
As part of a yearly contract with ODOT, AEC provided engineering design services for the ODOT - District 1 Building Annex, which recently received LEED Silver certification.
Congratulations: AEC Columbus Office achieves LEED Gold Certification for their 13,000 square foot office renovation.
AEC was named the 18th largest engineering firm in central Ohio, up 7 spots from 2013, in the February 2014 Survey by Columbus Business First.
Congratulations to Gavin Lim, PE, LC, LEED AP and Rick Pettrey, LC, LEED AP, who both recently passed a test certifying them as Certified Lighting Designers.
Advanced Engineering Consultants, Ltd. (AEC) was ranked the 16th largest Minority-Owned Business in Central Ohio by Columbus Business First.
Advanced Engineering Consultants has been ranked #12 by Columbus CEO Magazine, by total number of Central Ohio Professional Engineers.
AEC has been named a 2013 MEP Giant - one of the 100 top mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering firms in the United States - by Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine.
Congratulations to Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD for being named a finalist for the 2013 TiE International Entrepreneurship Awards.
Advanced Engineering Consultants is ranked #27 on Business Firsts' In The Know for Central Ohio's Top Women Owned Businesses.
Advanced Engineering Consultants has once again been selected as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Ohio.
Advanced Engineering Consultants work for the Cincinnati Art Museum is LEED Gold Certified.
Advanced Engineering Consultants, has been awarded a maximum $12,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for mechanical, electrical, architect, engineer services to support Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by June 26, 2018. Three delivery orders will be issued with the initial award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/PZIOC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8601-13-D-0003).
A couple of AEC's LEED certified projects were featured in the Columbus Business Firsts' "Ohio LEED-certified spaces" list. The projects are: COTA Mobility Services Facility: LEED Gold Certified Building features rain water from roof collected for bus washing and flushing of plumbing fixtures, CFC-free HVAC with monitored ventilation system. COTA downtown Administration Office: LEED Silver Certified Building features high-efficiency fixtures/metered faucets, CFC-free HVAC with monitored ventilation, recycled and regionally sourced materials.
Congratulations to the COTA Fields Avenue Facility MEP design team for their part in obtaining LEED Gold Certification for the renovation of this 270,000 SF maintenance and administrative facility. The USGBC Columbus Chapter will be conducting a tour of the building on March 7, 2013. The tour will provide attendees with the opportunity to walk through the facility as well as learn about the project’s sustainable features directly from members of AEC’s design team.
Final forum of the 2012 Coleman Academy will be held on February 28, 2013. Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD will be one of the panelist.
AEC Columbus office will move to its new office at 1405 Dublin Road. The interior renovation is underway and is LEED Gold certifiable.
Congratulations to Jack Lee, PE, LEED ® AP, who recently became a licensed Fire Protection Professional Engineer. Jack is a Senior Mechanical Engineer in our Columbus office.
Congratulations to Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD, who was honored as a 2012 Ohio Asian Leader. This annual gala seeks to honor extraordinary Ohio Asian Americans who, through consistency and longevity, have achieved success in their chosen professions and/or made significant contributions within their community.
Congratulations on AEC's inspired MEP design for LEED Gold Certified Fire Station #10, City of Columbus. USGBC conducted tour of the building on November 15, 2012.
Columbus Chamber Business Summit Award - Elevate, innovate, celebrate, 2012 Finalist: Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD.
For the second time, Advanced Engineering Consultants is being honored as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Ohio. Learn more about 2012 Business First Fast 50 Companies for Central Ohio.
10th Mayor's Small Business Conference & Expo was held on October 3, 2012. Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD was one of the luncheon panelist.
Battelle held Minority Networking Symposium on August 9, 2012. Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD was one of the panelists.
National Association of Women-Business Owners, Columbus has announced its 2012 Visionary Finalists: Honored was Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD. Learn more about 2012 Visionary finalist.
Kari Engen, PE, LEED®AP and Lily Li, PE, LEED®AP recently passed a test certifying them as Certified Energy Managers (CEM). This credential is administered by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and "recognize individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy management profession."
Kari Engen, PE, LEED®AP and Lily Li, PE, LEED®AP recently passed a test certifying them as commissioning agents (Cx)
Congratulations to Jason Jones and Jordan Steele, who both recently became licensed Professional Engineers. Jason and Jordan are electrical engineers in our Columbus office.
Ben Biada, PE, LEED AP, CEM, recently passed a test certifying him as a Project Management Professional (PMP). This credential is administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is know as "the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP ® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects."
AEC was selected for an indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract with the Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This $9.5 million, 5 year contract will include design services for military construction projects and studies as well as civil works projects or planning efforts.
Ben Biada, PE, LEED AP and Colin Todd, PE, LEED AP recently passed a test certifying them as Certified Energy Managers (CEM). This credential is administered by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and "recognizes individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy management profession."
Congratulations to Gavin Lim, who recently became a licensed Professional Engineer. Gavin is an electrical engineer in our Columbus office.
Advanced Engineering Consultants, Ltd. (AEC) was chosen by Columbus Business First as one of the Best Places to Work in Central Ohio. The program recognizes the top 50 companies in Central Ohio based on work satisfaction surveys. AEC, along with 10 other companies, is one of the top micro size places to work in Central Ohio.
For the first time Advanced Engineering Consultants is being honored as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Ohio. AEC was one of the twenty new additions to make the cut, ranking as the 15th fastest growing business in Central Ohio. Learn more about 2010 Business First Fast 50 Companies for Central Ohio.
Ben Biada, PE, LEED AP and Scott Gray, LC, LEED AP, have had their article "Integrating Lighting and HVAC Retrofits" published in Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. The article discusses strategies and case studies for retrofits with an eye towards reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Columbus-based Columbia Gas of Ohio and its parent company, NiSource, have announced the roll-out of their newest Demand Side Management program aimed at reducing energy use throughout the state of Ohio. "Energy Design Solutions" includes energy efficiency training for professionals plus energy efficiency consulting for project teams working on the design and construction of small commercial facilities. Educational seminars teaching design strategies to achieve at least 30 percent energy savings will run through the end of 2010 with sessions in Cleveland on October 14, Cincinnati on October 27, Cedarville on October 28, Toledo on November 9 and Columbus on December 2. At least 10 more dates and locations are currently being planned and will be announced in 2011. Applications to receive the no-cost energy consulting services are available now through the end of the year from program partner Advanced Engineering Consultants, Ltd. / emersion DESIGN. The natural gas utility expects this program to meet the continuing education requirements of at least 250 professionals throughout the state, and hopes to assist over 25 different project teams through energy efficiency consulting by the end of 2011.
Congratulations to Colin Todd, who recently became a licensed Professional Engineer. Colin is a mechanical engineer in our Columbus office.
Benjamin Biada, PE, LEED AP, has recently had his article "Earning LEED 2009 Water Efficiency Credits" published in the March issue of CSE Magazine. The article discusses strategies for earning the more stringent Water Efficiency Credits for LEED v3 (2009).
Advanced Engineering Consultants, Ltd. received the 2010 Small Business Award for Excellence in Engineering from the Society of American Military Engineers Kentuckiana Post. AEC provides a wide variety of mechanical and electrical engineering services to support the Federal, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities sectors. AEC has and continues to provide outstanding Engineer Design Services for the Louisville District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Advanced Engineering Consultants, Ltd. received Awards of Merit from Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) for concept design for the $44M Sensors Directorate Laboratory Addition / Alteration project and for the new $12M Security Forces Operations Center project, both to be constructed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.
Casey Oldham, PE and Carl Schultz, PE had their article “Biomass Boiler Basics” published in the December edition of Engineered Systems magazine . The article discusses the use of wood as a source of heating on a commercial scale and how it is considered a green, carbon-neutral technology.
Ben Biada, PE and Carl Schultz, PE had their article “HVAC Basics” published in the October edition of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine . The article was conceived as a good resource for both new and seasoned engineers as well as others in the design and construction industry.
Scott Gray, LEED AP recently had an article; “The ‘80s Are Over: Time To Say Good-bye To Parabolic Lighting” published in the September edition of LD+A Magazine. The article is a commentary on the over use of parabolic luminaries in today’s office spaces.
Scott Gray, LEED AP recently had an article; “Retrofitting PV and wind generation systems” published in the Fall edition of Pure Power Magazine. The article address general approaches and downfalls associated with integrating photovoltaic and wind turbine systems into existing electrical distribution.
Congratulations to Benjamin Biada, who recently became a licensed Professional Engineer. Benjamin is a mechanical engineer in our Columbus office.
Congratulations to Gavin Lim and Jordan Steele, who both recently became LEED Accredited Professionals. Gavin and Jordan are electrical engineers in our Columbus office.
AEC has been awarded a three-year ID/IQ contract for providing multi-discipline A/E services for projects at the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC). The new contract is with the Defense Logistics Agency.
Congratulations to Jeremy Hatfield and Scott Gray, who both recently became LEED Accredited Professionals. Jeremy and Scott are electrical engineers in our Columbus office.