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The results are in, and AEC ranked #94 in Consulting-Specifying Engineers Magazine for 2021 MEP Giants. The 2021 MEP Giants list highlights the top 100 companies in mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering. AEC has previously ranked #99 on the list and we are thrilled to see our name move up in the ranking. Ranking is based on the Total MEP Design Revenue for the previous year.
We are pleased to announce that AEC is being awarded a firm-fixed-price, IDIQ contract with a maximum amount of $25,000,000 for AE services in support of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing small design and engineering projects primarily at the Public Works Department Crane area of operations. We are excited to continue building a great relationship with NAVFAC through this contract.
AEC received another great performance report for a recent electrical project with USACE Tulsa District. "AEC was extremely responsive and able to provide the required data with very good quality on an expedited timeframe...AEC was able to provide a quality product with maximum flexibility for the negotiation team."
AEC is pleased to announce the addition of former Adena Utilities Engineering, Inc. employees to the AEC staff. We are extremely pleased to welcome Lynn Walker, Principal / Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Matthew Walker, Sr. Mechanical Designer, and Karen Richey, Contract Administrator to AEC.
With the addition of these engineers, we are excited to open the new AEC Cincinnati office, located at 10250 Alliance Road, Suite 118, Blue Ash, OH 45242, adding consulting services to include utility engineering systems for industrial, power generation, manufacturing, petro chemical, and energy fields. The new utilities team brings over 30 years of professional engineering consulting services in the private and federal markets to strengthen AEC’s overall capabilities.
The AEC-emersion Joint Venture, along with Barge Design Solutions, received an EXCEPTIONAL CPAR for our work at the Military Free Fall School in Arizona. The team worked on three connected projects, combining 14 buildings under this one new large facility. The reviewing officer commented “Overall, this AE team has truly taken the time to understand the Military Free Fall school and how each committee interacts with one another. They have created a combined space that flows extremely well and functions for all of their needs. The A/E has strong leadership and management skills.”
Join us in welcoming several new staff members to the AEC Team! Nathanael Albaugh, PE, Electrical Engineer, joined us at the end of March in our Columbus office. Nathanael brings over 12 years of electrical design experience. Christopher Monnich, IT Specialist, joined our Columbus office on April 5th. Chris brings over 20 years of experience in the IT industry for system integration and infrastructure implementation. Steve Hoerig, PE, PM/Sr. Electrical Engineer, joins the Cleveland office in mid-April. Steve has over 12 years of management and design experience in various industries. Steve joins us after relocating to Cleveland from Austin, TX.
Congrats to AEC President Lisa Huang for being named to The Ohio State University College of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's Hall of Fame. Lisa earned her PhD from OSU and is an active alumna with the University. Read about Lisa's accomplishments that earned her this honor on the OSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Website.
AEC received a great performance review for work on an electrical infrastructure improvement project at Ft. Sill. The team earned Exceptional and Very Good ratings for quality, schedule, and management. The reviewer commented "The AE was extremely responsive and able to provide the required data with very good quality on an expedited timeframe. The project is extremely unique and requires special design considerations from a private utility company." Congrats to our team on an outstanding project!
AEC recently ranked 13th on the List of Busiest Central Ohio Engineering Firms by Columbus Business First. Firms are ranked by 2020 Central Ohio consulting engineering billings. 2020 was another successful year for AEC across all offices and we are honored to be recognized on this list.
Join us in welcoming Robert Connor, III to AEC. Robert joins us as a BIM Manager to further support our CAD/BIM team and our engineers. Welcome, Robert!
Join us in welcoming Paul Melcher, Plumbing Engineer, to the AEC Columbus Office!
Join us in welcoming Weichao Huang to the AEC team. Weichao previously interned with our Indianapolis office. He joins our Columbus office as an electrical engineer. Welcome to the team, Weichao!
Congrats to AEC mechanical engineer Ricardo Ferre on passing the NCEES Fire Protection Engineering exam. Great job! AEC is proud to have three fire protection PE's on staff as we continue to offer specialty engineering services for fire protection to ensure safety within buildings.
The AEC-emersion DESIGN LLC team received another great performance rating from USACE Louisville for our work on a building renovation at Wright-Patterson. The evaluating officer commented "AEC Emersion have consistently provided thorough documentation which included innovative solutions to maximize efficiency of the complicated mechanical zoning, they have analyzed multiple alternatives and provided recommendations on constructability of new air handling units that would minimize construction disturbance to building occupants." Great work team!
Join us in welcoming Nick Sainato, PE to the Columbus office. Nick is a Senior Electrical Engineer with more than 10 years' experience. Welcome to the team, Nick!
AEC is honored to announce we made the Columbus Business First list for Largest Central Ohio Minority-Owned Businesses. AEC ranked #13, up seven spots from last year! Thank you to all our employees for putting in the hard work and helping us grow! Congrats to President Lisa Huang on this great recognition!
Join us in welcoming mechanical engineer Erin Cox, EIT to the AEC Virginia Beach office! Erin recently made the move from Cincinnati to VAB to join our growing staff. Erin earned her B.S. in Architectural Engineering with a focus on Mechanical Engineering coursework from the University of Cincinnati. Welcome to the team, Erin!
AEC received three excellent client reviews this month. From the USACE Tulsa District, we received Very Good ratings for our work on an HVAC Ventilation/Free Cooling and Roof Repair project. The contract officer commented "AEC put together a good team to prepare the plans and specifications for this project. The quality of the design was very good… The charrette and design review meetings were very professional, timely, and informative. The management team stayed flexible to the User’s needs during the entire design preparation phase."
From the NASA Langley Research Center, the AEC-Emersion JV received Exceptional ratings for our work on a Preliminary Engineering Report and Conceptual Design for the Structures and Materials Complex. The contract officer commented “AEC-Emersion has performed exceptionally well across the board on this task but it has been the Quality of their work that has made them shine the most. The contractor proposed means and methods for meeting our requirements that went beyond what was required in our SOW… Their technical competence combined with their unique ability to build a great rapport with our researchers combined to result in a series of exceptional quality deliverables for NASA.”
From the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, we earned a 95 / 100 on our evaluation for mechanical work under the Statewide Lodge Improvements project. The contract manager stated “AEC has been great to work with. They worked closely with CMR, Lodge and DNR staff to determine the best design approach which would provide ease of maintenance and standardize the equipment with current availability. While requiring some expansion of the wall openings this design approach saved the project a substantial amount of money bringing the GMP well below budget.”
Thank you to our engineers involved with these projects. And Thank You to our clients for the opportunity to work on these projects and strengthen our relationships with each of you.
AEC is proud to announce that we made the Columbus Business First List for Largest Central Ohio Women-Owned Businesses. Congrats to Lisa and all of our employees on a successful year and achieving this accomplishment!
Join us in welcoming Nicole Reed, RCDD to the AEC Columbus office! Nicole is a Project Manager / Sr. Electrical/Technology engineer with 18 years of experience. We are excited to have another RCDD on the team to strengthen our electrical and technology services. Welcome, Nicole!
WOW! The new lighting for the Ohio Supreme Court Building is really making a statement! This historic building has been under construction for the past two years and an exterior lighting upgrade was part of this project. AEC provided electrical engineering designs for the new color-changing, LED lighting.
AEC is excited to welcome several new staff members to our Columbus office! Join us in saying "Welcome" to Mechanical Engineers Omar Saad and John Feeks and Electrical Engineer Joe Riehl.
AEC recently donated thousands of masks to the City of Columbus in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. City of Columbus Mayor Ginther personally sent a letter stating “(AEC’s) support ensures that our City of Columbus employees who are working to maintain essential city service will stay safe and healthy”. We are proud to support and help our community during this challenging time.
AEC is excited to welcome several new staff members to our Columbus office! Join us in saying "Welcome" to Electrical Engineer Devora Abreu, Mechanical Engineers Matthew Hast and James Barron, and Electrical Designer Chris Briggs!
Congratulations to the City of Columbus Division of Fire on the Opening of Fire Station 35 on the near east side. The new fire station is an $11.5 million, 26,750 square-foot facility that contains four apparatus bays, a watch room, partial basement, administrative office and 15 sleeping rooms. AEC provided MEP engineering services for this new station.
The AEC-Emersion JV just received our interim Contract Performance Assessment Report from USACE Lousiville for our work on the new Military Free Fall School in Yuma, AZ. We are excited to share that our team received EXCEPTIONAL ratings across the board! The manager commented "Overall, the AE Team has truly taken the time to understand the Military Free Fall school and how each committee interacts with one another. They have created a combined space that flows extremely well and functions for all of their needs. The AE has strong leadership and management skills. They have been very proactive in having PDT identify risks for formal documentation and resolution through the use of risk management forms. This has helped eliminate or bring awareness to potential concerns early on in the design phase." Congrats to our project team and thank you to our subconsultants for a successful project!
AEC has once again made Columbus Business First's list of Largest Central Ohio Engineering Firms! Based on 2019 billings, AEC ranked 13th on the list. Thank you to our employees, team partners and clients for making 2019 a successful year for our growing firm!
AEC's Virginia Beach office is proud to share that the Seaside Harbor Apartment project won the 2019 National Association of Home Buildings Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Award for Best Affordable Apartment Community (up to 100 Units). AEC provided full MEP engineering services to Lawson Companies. Congrats to Lawson and the entire project team on a great project that provides an affordable living community in Virginia Beach. The team partnered with Samaritan House and Hope House to create a community focused on supporting individuals with developmental disabilities capable of independent living.
Join us in welcoming two new employees to AEC. Chris Litz, Construction Manager, brings 20 years of experience in the A/E/C industry to our team. He will be overseeing CA duties on several critical projects. Mike Chan is a Mechanical Engineer with 7 years of engineering experience. Welcome to the team, Chris and Mike!
AEC is in the news again! We were just ranked on the Columbus CEO Leaderboard list for Central Ohio Women-Owned Businesses. Based on 2018 revenues, AEC rounded out the top 10. 2018 was a great year and we are on track to have an even better year for 2019. Congrats to AEC and everyone on the list. Click here to see the Columbus CEO Leaderboard List.
AEC was honored to be recognized as a Fast 50 Company by Columbus Business First for 2019. We ranked 39th in the list of fastest-growing companies in Central Ohio. Click here to see the full list and our firm's highlight.
Join us in welcoming several new employees to AEC! Scott Porter joins AEC as the Director of Business Development, bringing over 18 years of experience in the A/E/C industry with him. Scott is joining our marketing team in the Columbus office. Paul Dixon, PE is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of experience. Paul is joining our Cleveland office and supporting our Columbus teams. Welcome to AEC!
Join us in welcoming several new employees to the AEC Indiana office. Gary Creson, CIPE is a Sr. Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer with over 30 years of experience. William Schulte, PE is a Sr. Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of Experience. Lastly, Nishank Amin is a recent graduate with a background in Electrical Systems and Energy Systems. Welcome to the team!
AEC is excited to be listed as a Fast Fifty Awardee by Columbus Business First magazine. The Fast 50 honors the fastest-growing privately held companies in Central Ohio.
AEC was recently ranked a Top-20 Woman-Owned Business by Columbus Business First magazine. Congrats to our owner, Lisa Huang, PE, PhD, RCDD, on this great honor!
AEC is honored to be listed as an MEP Giant again this year by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. The MEP Giants program, sponsored by Eaton, lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and fire protection engineering firms in North America. AEC ranked number 99 on the list.
AEC received an overall "Very Good" rating for our work on our NASA Plum Brook Station Facilities Horizontal Communications Infrastructure project. Work involved engineering design services for the installation of a fiber optic ring around the entire Plum Brook Station facility. The data network will provide reliable service to six major station-wide systems. Construction cost was $8M. Congrats team on another successful project at NASA!
Join us in welcoming Navin Ramasamy to our Indianapolis office. Navin is a recent graduate from North Carolina State Univerity, earning his Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome to the team!
Congrats to AEC President, Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD, on being named a 2019 Smart 50 Award Nominee by Smart Business Magazine. Lisa was recognized for her commitment to the A/E/C industry and for building a firm dedicated to providing high quality services with a personal touch. Click here to read the article.
Lisa's Smart 50 nomination was also featured by the OSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Lisa is a 1998 PhD alumnus from the program. Click here to read the article.
AEC was recently named a "Best Workplace in Ohio" by Ohio Business Magazine. The article highlights our open-door policy and flexible work environment as just a few of the reasons we think we are a great firm to work for! Thank you for the recognition! Click here to read the article.
Join us in welcoming Frankie Tracena to the AEC-Indiana team. Frankie is a Senior Revit/CAD Technician with vast experience in the A/E/C industry.
Join us in welcoming Eric Cole to the AEC-Indiana team. Eric is a Senior Mechanical Designer with 12 years of experience in the A/E/C industry. Eric is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
AEC received an Exceptional/Very Good rating on our recent performance report for a medium voltage installation project at Ft. Sill Army Base in Lawton, OK. The project concerns installing substation interconnection at two substations on the base. The comments from the base project manager included, "All work requests were addressed expediently and to the full satisfaction of the Corps… The Contractor has utilized effective communication skills to actively understand information provided by the Corps and facilitate successful completion of task order requirements. All feedback and/or questions conveyed to the Contractor by the Corps were addressed clearly and in a timely manner. The Contractor has communicated proactively to help resolve unforeseen issues identified with the scope of this project."
AEC received a Very Good overall rating on our recent performance report for an HVAC and Roof Repair project at Tinker Air Force Base. The comments from the base project manager included, "AEC put together a good team to prepare the plans and specifications for this project. The quality of the design was very good. … The AEC project manager was very professional and customer focused. The charrette and the design review meetings were very professional, timely and informative. The management team stayed flexible to the User's needs during the entire design preparation phase."
AEC received a Very Good rating on our recent performance report for the Ft. Sill AIT Complex Project. AEC provided design for the food storage, preparation and service equipment for an Army Training Dining Facility that serves 1300 people. The comments from the base project manager included, "AEC continues to have very good execution of their statement of work on the awarded task order. They always go above and beyond to get the information needed to meet all requirements. The customer is extremely pleased with the performance and quality of the products."
Another AEC project has achieved LEED certification. Congrats to the team for the new Hampton Circuit Court in Hampton, VA on achieving LEED Silver Certification for USGBC. The AEC VA Beach office provided MEP engineering services for the review of designs and building energy analysis during the construction phase for this new three-story, 73,700 SQ FT facility.
AEC was ranked 19th on the List of Largest Central Ohio Engineering Firms by Columbus Business First. The list is determined by 2019 consulting engineering billings for projects engineered by Central Ohio offices.
AEC has a new Cleveland office address. We have moved downtown. Phone numbers for the office remain the same.
AEC is providing MEP engineering services for an exciting and much talked about project at The Ohio State University. The project renovates an existing space into an open flexible space to house the new eSports venue at OSU. The space will accommodate computers for open play gaming, team practice, and coaching as part of a first-of-its-kind comprehensive eSports program. AEC is responsible for all MEP engineering designs for the renovation. To read more about OSU's eSports program, click here.
AEC is part of two projects teams providing A/E services for Columbus Metropolitan Library. The first project is for the construction of a new library branch in Reynoldsburg. The second project is for the demolition and construction of a new library on Karl Road in North Columbus. AEC is responsible for MEPT/FP engineering designs for both new libraries. These are our first major projects with CML!
Another AEC project has achieved LEED certification. Congrats to the team for the new Urbana High School on achieving LEED Silver Certification for USGBC. AEC provided plumbing and fire protection engineering services for this new school.
Join us in welcoming Ricky Ferre, EI to the AEC team. Ricky recently graduated from the University of Maryland with his Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering. He joins our Mechanical team in the Columbus office. Welcome Ricky!
AEC is starting fresh in 2019 after finishing a busy 2018. We submitted a total of 194 proposal qualifications to over 50 clients; plus, countless more fee proposals. We started 203 new projects between our three main offices and wrapped up several large multi-year projects. What a year! We are looking forward to a new year and new projects!
We have two new plaques to hang in the office! Not only was AEC named one of the Top MEP Giants for 2018, we were also named a Top Women-Owned Business for 2018. Congratulations to Lisa and all of AEC's employees who are putting in the hard work to help us reach the criteria for each of these awards. AEC has had a great year and we look forward to finishing it strong.
The City of Columbus held a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station 35. This is the first new station for the City and features special decontamination areas to protect firefighters from spreading harmful toxins from an emergency scene. This exciting project well have a lasting impact on the community and on the health and well-being of fire responders for the City. AEC was responsible for design of the MEPT/FP engineering systems. AEC worked closely with the architect and City to help realize the goals of the decontamination area and other special features within the station.
Congrats to our VAB Office on earning the Merit Award for Excellence in Development Design for our work at the Icon at City Walk complex. The award was for Best Multi-Family Commercial Housing Project from the Hamptons Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate. The Icon at City Walk project converted a 23-story bank building into a 300+ unit luxury apartment building.
Congrats to our VAB Office on the recent LEED Gold Certification of the James City County Fire Station 1! AEC provided MEP engineering design for this fire station.
AEC celebrated our 20th Anniversary on Sept. 16th. Lisa Huang founded the firm out of the basement of her home and has grown the firm to 4 offices and nearly 70 staff in 20 years. Congrats to her and everyone who has been involved in growing AEC into the firm it is today!
Join us in welcoming new staff members to the AEC team. Joining the Columbus office are Reann Lung, Mechanical engineer, and Tayler Grair, Electrical Engineer; both recent graduates. Joining the Indianapolis office is Tony King, a senior Electrical Designer. Welcome to the team!
Join us in welcoming new staff members to the AEC team. Joining the Columbus office is John Van Ausdal, a Plumbing/Fire Protection Designer with over 16 years of experience. Welcome to the team!
AEC is proud to announce that we made Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine's MEP Giants 2018 List! AEC is ranked 99th on the list of the top 100 MEP engineering firms in the United States and Canada. AEC had a fantastic year last year and is honored to be include in this list of firms. Be sure to view our project highlight on the CSE website. Congrats to all the firms who made the list!
On July 12th, AEC held an Open House Reception in celebration of our upcoming 20th Anniversary. Many of our clients, colleagues, teaming partners, and friends joined us for food, drinks, and fun. The Mayor of Columbus congratulated Lisa on the success of the firm and thanked her for being such a strong supporter of the Columbus community. Thank you to everyone who joined us that evening to celebrate! Click here to view pictures from the event!
Congratulations to AEC employee Mick Wolford, Director of Electrical/Technology Engineering, on earning his CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) credential! A CTS performs general technology solution tasks by: creating, operating and servicing AV solutions, and conducting AV management activities that provide for the best audiovisual resolutions of the client's needs, both on time and within budget. This certificate further strengthens Mick's ability to provide technology engineering designs for our clients! Congrats, Mick!
Join us in welcoming several new staff members to the AEC team. Joining the Columbus office is Ross Stoffer, Mechanical Engineer. Joining the Virginia Beach office is Jon-Marc Hilgers, Senior Electrical and Lighting Designer. Welcome to the team!
Our young mechanical engineers from the Indy and Columbus office came together today for a technical training put together by a fellow employee. At AEC, we are dedicated to providing the training and tools our engineers need to succeed at our firm and in their careers.
Join us in welcoming several new staff members to the AEC team. Joining the Columbus office are Brett Householder, Mechanical Engineer, and Nancy Didi, Electrical Designer. Joining our Indy office are Dustin Barth, Mechanical Engineer, and Dan Benell, Senior Plumbing Designer. Welcome to the team!
Our contract for a recently awarded IDIQ contract is finally in! The AEC-Emersion Joint Venture will be providing A/E services to the USACE Louisville District within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division boundaries for five years. We are excited to continue our great relationship with USACE and look forward to receiving our first task orders.
Congratulations to AEC employee, Matt Muir, on earning his Commissioning Authority (CxA) credential. Matt is a mechanical engineer in our Columbus office who has been very involved with energy assessment and commissioning projects. We now have two Commissioning Authorities on staff!
Join us in welcoming several new employees to our team. Steve Cooper is a Mechanical Designer who previously worked for AEC. Don Gordon is an Eelctrical Designer with more that 28 years of CAD design experience. Both Steve and Don are joining the Columbus office. Welcome!
Join us in welcoming several new employees to our team. Chad Comfort, a Senior Plumbing Designer, brings over 20 years of experience to our Virginia Beach office. Jeff Ridenour, an electrical designer, brings over 10 years of experience to our Columbus office. We are excited to welcome everyone to our growing firm!
After 8 years, we are wrapping up the finishing touches on the City of Columbus Dublin Road Water Plant Expansion project this month. What started as a project conducting assessments of the existing facilities and building systems, turned into a full design project. Our team performed assessments of the mechanical and plumbing equipment, provided recommendations for improvements, and then prepared construction documents for the improvements. It has been a long, complex project but we are happy to have been on the team for this project!
AEC is starting fresh in 2018 after finishing a busy 2017. We submitted a total of 193 proposal qualifications to over 80 clients; plus, countless more fee proposals. Our JV team brought in two new IDIQ contracts and we started 198 new projects between our three main offices. What a year! We are looking forward to a new year and new projects!
Congrats to Fanning Howey and OSFC for adding another LEED Certified School to Ohio. AEC provided plumbing and fire protection engineering design for the new Eastwood Pk-5 School.
ENR Midwest awarded the OSU North Residential Transformation project the 2017 Award of Merit - Education/Research". Congrats to OSU, HKS, Messer, SMBH, and Heapy Engineering on this awar d. AEC provided MEP engineering services as a subconsultant to Heapy Engineering for this massive project. Check out the project details and pictures on our Higher Education page.
The Franklin County Sheriff and Commissioners broke ground on the new Franklin County Correctional facility this month. The first phase of this project includes 900 beds for inmates and will cost roughly $175M. Future construction will lead to more than 2,000 beds and closure of the downtown jail and the Jackson Pike jail facility. AEC was responsible for electrical and technology design for this new jail. Read more about this project here: NBC4i "Franklin County Breaks Ground on New Jail Site" and Columbus Business First "Two Companies get Big Bite of $175M New Jail Construction"
Please join us in welcoming Aleem Farooq to the AEC-Indy office! Aleem brings four years of electrical engineering and project management experience to the team. Welcome Aleem!
The AEC-emersion Joint Venture recently learned that we were awarded a new 5-year IDIQ contract with the USACE Louisville District. We are excited to continue our great relationship with USACE Louisville and to provide services for projects in the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division mission boundaries.
Congratulations to AEC's President, Lisa Huang, for being recognized as a Smart 50 Honoree by Smart Business. The award recognizes top executives at 50 companies in Central Ohio for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations. Lisa has led AEC through tremendous growth and success since founding the firm in 1998 in the basement of her home. Congrats to her and all of the honorees on their success and leadership in Central Ohio!
AEC is celebrating our 19th Anniversary. The firm was founded on Sept. 16, 1998 in our President's home. It has been a great journey so far and we are looking forward to the year ahead as we approach and celebrate our 20th Anniversary!
AEC-Virginia Beach received excellent remarks on a recent PPQ from NAVFAC/USACE. The project manager commented "AEC's performance has been outstanding and their attention to the project's requirements has been thorough and consistent. The A-E's knowledge of the NNSY dry dock conditions and operations has been key to the success of the project design. They have maintained their Customer focus throughout the design development and NAVFAC MIDLANT, NNSY, and NAVSEA have appreciated their project leadership. Great Job!" Congrats team!
AEC recently learned that the John R. Maloney Health and Wellness Center in Columbus achieved LEED Silver Certification! AEC was responsible for all MEP engineering designs for the new 21,500 SQ FT medical center which was constructed in 2013. Congrats to the City of Columbus and everyone involved with this project! Check out the project highlight in the AEC Healthcare Section.
AEC is excited to announce that we have two summer interns working with our firm this year! Brandi Downs is an electrical engineering student at Ohio State University and is on track to graduate in May 2019. Lucas Taylor is an electrical engineering student at St. Louis University and is on track to graduate in spring 2019. Both interns will work closely with the electrical engineering teams and get hands-on, real-world experience working on projects under the guidance of our project managers. Welcome Brandi and Luke!
AEC's article "Validating Energy Models at West Point" was recently published by the Society of American Military Engineers in the May-June Issue of The Military Engineer magazine. The article focuses on a complex energy assessment and audit project at USMA's West Point campus. The engineering team used creative methods of steam measurement to collect accurate energy usage data. The data was then used in a comprehensive report that provided recommendations on improving the steam system serving a specific area of campus, as well as other energy-improving recommendations. The full article is available online. Click Here to Read.
AEC would like to give a warm welcome (back) to Mick Wolford! Mick previously worked for AEC and is returning to join our electrical engineering team and assist with project management in the Columbus office. Mick has extensive experience as an electrical engineer and we are looking forward to having him back on our team. Welcome back Mick!
AEC is excited to announce that we have opened a new regional office in downtown Cincinnati, OH. We are looking forward to utilizing this office to serve the SE Ohio and Northern Kentucky area.
Congrats to our JV partner emersion Design. Their article discussing the renovation work to the INVENT facility at Wright-Patterson AFB was recently published online by SAME's magazine, The Military Engineer. AEC provided supporting MEP/FP engineering design services for this historic renovation project. You can read the full article online at themilitaryengineer.com.
The AEC team continues to grow. This month we have added four engineers to our team. Andrew Jehl, an electrical engineer and graduate of Purdue University, joined the electrical team in our Indianapolis office. Daren Wade, PE, LEED AP, a mechanical engineer with 10 years of experience, joined the mechanical team in our Indianapolis office. Robert Garrison, PE, an electrical engineer with 18 years of experience, and Kevin McCaughey, PE, LEED AP BD+C, an electrical engineer with 10 years of experience, both joined our electrical team in the Columbus office. We are excited to have these four experiences engineers as part of the AEC team. Welcome!
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.