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Atlantic Engineering Services (AES) is a consulting structural engineering services provider with offices strategically located throughout the eastern regional United States. Established in 1986 by a small group of individuals dedicated to providing structural solutions at their best, the firm has become widely respected for its expertise and services. Today, with an aggregate 650 years of building experience, our experts continue to set the bar higher as they produce buildings where people can live, work, play, learn, and worship. At AES, our engineers enjoy what they do and so they do it well.
SYNERGY, CREATIVITY & TIMELINESS
These three principles drive the mission of our firm – to bring architectural visions to life. Clients benefit from our proactive and skilled engineers continually engaging other disciplines and sharing regional experience. Interaction between engineers, designers, technicians, and field observers allows for enhanced design economies, assuring that design intent is accurately translated and properly executed.
Creative structural solutions are accentuated with the support of the latest design software to date. Together, our firm’s professionals and our technologies allow enriched collaborative opportunities with architectural firms, consultants, development and building owners, construction companies and fabrication facilities for all projects, regardless of complexity or difficulty.
The performance and service level at AES can be shown in our client retention statistics. We are proud to say that we have dozens of clients for whom we have completed 10 or more projects, 28 clients for whom we have executed over 100 projects, 8 for more than 200 projects, and one client that we have served over 400 projects with. Our engineers have truly been honored to serve our clientele again and again.
More than 13,000 completed projects with a gross construction value of over $11 billion exemplify the passion and skill with which our engineers strive to serve our clientele within the design community. Completed projects range from 30-story structures to single facility rooms, and construction values range from $450M to less than $10,000.
There is virtually no industry unserved by AES. Below are some examples of project categories that our firm has experience in.
Entertainment & Communications
Industrial & Manufacturing
Parks & Recreation
Adaptive ReuseAES experience includes adaptive reuse projects of all types and uses. Examples include the redevelopment of the Heinz plant into the Heinz Lofts, the South Hills High School into the South Hills Retirement Residence, multiple buildings including the GC Murphy Building into the current Market Square Place in downtown Pittsburgh, and finally the James H. Reed building into the Kimpton's Hotel Monaco.
Assisted LivingAES has completed designs for senior housing communities as well as multi-family facilities. AES has completed the $70 million Masonic Village in Sewickly, Pennsylvania, a 3000 unit residential community at Fort Meade, Maryland, and the $32 million Collington Lifecare Community in Mitchellville, Maryland.
AthleticAthletic facilities have been a focus at AES for years. With our creative structural solution processes, we have assisted design processes for Athletic facilities at colleges, universities, professional sport stadiums, and K-12 complexes.
BarracksBarracks at multiple military facilities have gone under structural design work by AES, such as projects at Ft. Gordon, Georgia. With our expertise in designs that must comply with requirements for blast resistance including DOD provisions for Force Protection and the Progressive Collapse, our firm has been a great asset and has provided creative solutions for these respective buildings.
CommercialRecent work has included commercial office construction of up to 15 stories in several states along the eastern coast. We have completed work for the American Eagle HQ, Dicks Sporting Goods HQ, Mylan HQ, and the trademark Alcoa HQ building among many other noteworthy facilities.
DormitoriesDormitories have been designed by AES at a wide range of colleges and universities on the U.S. East Coast. College dormitory work has been completed on the campuses of the Pennsylvania State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University, Point Park University, Clarion University, West Virginia University, and more.
Entertainment & CommunicationsEntertainment and communications facility work by AES spans radio station facilities, clubhouses, and more.
FederalAll federal facility require special design considerations, such as blast-resistance, force protection design, and strategic arrangement of rooms and structural elements.
Film IndustryThough it might not seem a likely industry that we would be active in, AES professionals have assisted with handfuls of film projects around the Pittsburgh region. With our expertise, creativity and ability to be on site at a moment's request, we have helped many a film crew finish their projects efficiently and on time.
Higher EducationRecent higher education facilities have been completed on campuses such as the Pennsylvania State University's Main Campus, Behrend Campus, and Beaver Campus, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University, Point Park University, Clarion University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California University, Edinboro University, West Virginia University, University of Virginia, Gannon University, University of North Florida, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Flagler College, and more.
Historical PreservationOur firm has been performing historical preservation projects for a long time. Projects range from the Henry W. Oliver Building and the St. Peter Cathedral respectively in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania, to Ponce Hall at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida, and the Key West Customs House in Key West, Florida. We have repaired terra cotta systems, conventional masonry structures, brick masonry, load-bearing stone masonry, gypsum panel systems, coquina structures, structural clay tile systems for both walls and floors, and more.
HospitalityOur firm has served multiple architects and owners for Hospitality projects. From hotels, to condominiums, to resorts, AES has offered its services to provide creative structural solutions over the years.
Industrial & Manufacturing
K-12 EducationOver the past 10 years, we have worked on 356 projects involving public & private schools within the K-12 range. These school projects have included the renovation, design, and construction for new buildings as well as additions, reinforcements, and repairs.
LibrariesLibrary work for a wide variety of purposes at AES has spanned over many cities and states. Some notable projects include the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida, the Carnegie Library location in the Hill District, the Alfond Academic Center, and the Waynesburg Eberly Library.
MedicalAES has performed work at medical facilities throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida, and more. Example facilities and clients include Magee Womens Hospital, UPMC Shadyside, the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio, WVUH in Morgantown, West Virginia, and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Parking GaragesOne important aspect of our work includes parking structures of various sizes and structural designs. Some pertinent projects are the Grant Street Transportation Center, the Shadyside Hospital Parking Garage, The Lazarus Department Store & Parking Garage, The Consol Center Parking Garage, a 700 car parking garage for Mylan Laboratories, and various others. AES Has been involved in the design, construction or preservation of parking structures for a total of more than 22,000 vehicle spaces.
Parks & RecreationParks and recreation related projects have been varied and numerous throughout the history of our firm. From the Mountainlair plaza at WVU to the wooden Meadowcroft Rock Shelter in Washington County, Pennsylvania, our firm has given our expertise to helping with additions, expansions, new construction, and renovations.
ResidentialAES has performed structural consultation design for some significant residential structures, including the Emerald Art Glass House and numerous other multi-million dollar houses. These houses required a higher level of structural expertise due to their complexity and size.
TransportationThough AES focuses on vertical design, we have been called to serve clients within the transportation industry. In addition to all of our work for parking garages, AES has completed the design of the recent Gateway Center T Station for Pittsburgh's Light Rail Transit System, the Grant Street Station, and the Southeast Toyota Vehicle Processing Facility in Jacksonville, Florida.
The professional engineers at AES have assisted our clientele by providing a wide variety of services. Some of our services include:
ASSESSMENT & REPAIR OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES
AES has many projects involving the detailed survey and development of repairs to distressed concrete structures. These range from parking garages and ramps, to residential concrete balconies, to deteriorated building columns and beyond. We have experience with a wide range of structural solutions for concrete problems.
FULL DESIGN SERVICES FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION
AES provides a full range of design services for a wide array of structural systems including steel frames, precast concrete structures, cast in place concrete (including post-tensioning), masonry, wood systems and components, coldformed steel systems, stone and stone anchorage.
HISTORIC RESTORATION & PRESERVATION
Some of our greatest challenges have come from the maintenance and restoration of significant and historic structures. Our work includes the preservation of some of the finest examples of architecture, including numerous structures with historic designations.
LEED & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
AES has been a proponent of Green Design since its early adoption and our project list includes some of the earliest LEED accredited projects in our service areas. We employ several LEED-accredited engineers.
Key members of our firm have participated as Expert Witnesses in several legal proceedings and are frequently called in to evaluate unusual situations involving structural defects and material deficiencies.
MILITARY & FORCE PROTECTION DESIGN
AES has worked on numerous military installations, from Brunswick, ME to the Florida Keys and has provided all branches of our military with structures that are especially robust, including applicable Force Protection requirements and furnishing Progressive Collapse avoidance.
RENOVATION & REHABILITATION
Our work has always involved projects dealing with distressed structures and existing buildings that require additional capacity or other modifications for new or changing user requirements.
SPECIALIZED MEDICAL FACILITY SERVICES
Medical Facilities have their own specialized design issues, including new technologies, unusual requirements for medical equipment, extensive and demanding requirements for coordination with other consultants work during design, and sensitivity to owners’ frequent needs to maintain at least partial occupancy during construction.
STEEL FABRICATION DRAWINGS
Frequently, but not exclusively, we combine services with Atlantic Integrated Detailing to provide steel shop drawings for our projects and sometimes to take on roles in projects designed by others where delegated design services are required.
STRUCTURAL SURVEYS & EVALUATIONS
Occasionally an owner, buyer or seller simply wants to know if there are structural concerns relative to an existing building. AES can provide a wide range of services from due-diligence reviews to analytic non-destructive testing programs.
Specialized and periodic structural inspection services for large projects requiring enhanced monitoring during construction.