AES Group's approach is focused on service, quality and professionalism. This allows us to address each project with the highest level of integrity, and ensures a successful outcome for our endeavors. AES Group’s design experience ranges in scale from small single-building building renovations to multi-million dollar contracts for the Federal Government.
Most Recent Projects
Title & Location
Services Start & End
NPS Canyonlands National Park Service Replace Power
Canyonlands NP, UT
AES provided schematic design, value analysis, design development, and construction drawings for a new net zero hybrid solar with battery facility for Canyonlands National Park, Needles District, Utah. The remote location does not have access to grid electricity and sought to reduce the environmental impact of ongoing operations by replacing aging diesel generators with a hybrid solar system. The hybrid solar system includes 120 kW of solar photovoltaic panels, 1,000 kWh of batttery capacity, plus new EPA Tier 4 low emissions diesel generators to backup Needles District grid. A new building was included in the design to provide support facilities for operating personnel and storage battery and inverter systems. This building is constructed to be net zero with adequate PV generation to reduce electricity-related diesel consumption across the site by more than half.
NPS Independence Square HVAC
The HVAC systems being replaced through this project support five buildings on Independence Square: Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, and the East and West wings of Independence Hall. This component renewal project will replace 8 AHUs, 2 steam-to-hot water heat exchangers, hot and cold water pumps, humidifiers, all associated valves, supply and return lines, as well as the control hardware that connects the units to the Parks BAS network. This will help stabilize the environment for the collection on display in the buildings, reduce risk of deterioration to historic building fabric due to undesired variations in humidity, and provide comfortable condition for visitors and staff working in the buildings.
NPS Fort Necessity National Battlefield
2021 - 2022
AES is tasked with designing the following improvements at Fort Necessity Battlefield in three buildings: replace air conditioning components in the Visitor Center; replace oil boilers with gas boilers at the Visitor Center; replace heat pumps and controls for Geothermal System in Maintenance Building; replace heat pumps/condensing units/air handlers at Mt Washington Tavern.
NPS Assteague Island National Sea
2021 - 2023
This project will replace all of the waterlines in the Maryland District of the park. The existing waterlines consist of approx. 10,065 LF of brittle, 2" flexible black plastic piping with steam mechanical fittings and clamps that are 20 years old. The pipe is too small to meet peak demand periods and waterlines cannot be flushed or serviced properly. The project will also evaluate major water distribution system components and ensure the system meets all state and federal requirements. The project included a pre-design analysis of the existing water distribution system so the waterlines are compatible with future use. There are also considerations to extend a potable water supply line to a day use area, properly designing the supply line to the Visitor Contact Station to provide pressure needed for a fire suppression system and designing and routing the waterline corresponding to the Park's Flexible Design Strategy for Relocating Oceanside Campground Planning documentation.
NPS Jimmy Carter National Historic Park
2021 - 2023
AES is contracted to design VIP (Visitors in Parks) RV pads at the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Boyhood Farm. The project will provide a master plan for the site and as many improvements as the budget will support. At a minimum, the design will include 4 RV pads with utility hookups similiar to those found in commercial RV parks.
USACE - 661 Planning Charrette
Randolph AFB, TX
2018 - 2019
Executed a Planning Charrette for the renovation of Joint Base Bldg 661, including evaluation of alternatives, and a final report which includes a risk assessment matrix for each alternative and an engineering-based recommended alternative with Conceptual 10% Design and cost estimates. Building systems to be upgrated to meet current code compliance to include Architectural, ABA Accessiblity Standards, Life Safety, Fire Protection, Plumbing, Mechanical/HVAC, Electrical, Structural, Communication, and Security Systems.
USACE - B1374 & B1375 Renovation
Ft. Sam Houston, TX
2018 - 2022
Provided (2) 100% Design documents to fully renovate interior building finishes, systems, and for Life Safety compliance of Historic Bldgs 1374 & 1375. Design included: Interiors, HVAC, Electrical/Lighting/Communication/Security Systems, Fire Alarm, Fire Protection, Plumbing and construction options to provide and install a freight elevator in both buildings and to install high effiiency tinting film on exterior windows with direct solar exposure.
USACE - Fort Hood Gymnasium
Ft Hood, TX
2019 - 2020
Prepared 100% Design documents for a $6.5 million cost limit design-bid-build of Ft Hood Gymnasium Bldg 12018. Renovation work included HAZMAT remediation, demolition, building renovations, site upgrades, and sustainable design. Design work will be multi-discipline.
USACE - DBB Repair B2263 Troop Family Readiness
Ft Sam Houston, TX
2017 - 2019
Provided a design-bid-build package to rehabilitate and update historic Bldg 2263. The design included areas of complexity including the addition of sprinkers, environmental remediation, and anti-terrorism/force protection. Design included plans, specificiations, construction cost estimates, proposed construction schedule, design analysis and value engineering with architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, telecom, cost estimating, and fire protection.
USACE - DBB Repair B9085 Recruit Housing
Lackland AFB, TX
2017 - 2019
Provided Building Assessment Report evaluating existing building systems to document conditions and range of costs necessary to extend the life of Bldg 9085, a Joint Base Basic Military Training (BMT) Recruit Housing and Training (RH&T) facility. Prepared renovation design-bid-build package including plans, specifications, construction cost estimates, proposed construction schedule, and design analysis including value engineering. AES managed roofing inspections as well as pre-design heating and cooling system test and balance efforts, and worked with all stakeholders to identify, understand, and implement project design details within the scope of work. Included architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, telecom, cost estimating, and fire protection requirements.
USACE -White Sands Missile Range B1407
White Sands, NM
2019 - 2023
Prepared 100% Design documents for a $2.5 million CCL design-bid-build for 3,000 square foot special project tenant improvement. The renovation work included HAZMAT remediation, demolition, building renovations, site upgrades, and sustainable design. Design work will be multi-discipline.
USACE - Barksdale AFB B26626
2020 - 2022
Provided design for a corrosion control facility paint hangar and wash rack at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. The project included 3-D point mapping of the existing hangar and surrounding site and conversion of the resulting mapping and photos to allow in-person and virtual collaboration and understanding of existing conditions. This mapping was combined with both Revit 3-D and AutoCAD 2-D design development to enhance visualization and conflict resolution during the design process. The prior hangar was largely open air so a pre-engineered metal building within the existing hangar approach was taken to create the paint area with new walls and ceiling to reduce the modeled air flow. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of airflows as performed to support the design development. The project includes compliance with Federal High Performance Sustainable Building criteria, including third-party certification under the Guilding Principles system.
USACE - Gas Distrib/Drainage Studies; Repair Caney Lake Dam
Red River Army Depot, TX
2017 - 2021
Task 1 - Performed a gas distribution system analysis for the adequacy of base systems, including surveying, modeling, and analyzing basewide gas distribution system and all gas consuming equipment, inspecting over (300 structures over an area greater than 25 sq miles). Provided recommendations to address observed deficiencies. Task 2 - Performed a drainage system analysis of the Caney Lake test track area for the adequacy of current stormwater drainage features and systems. Used USACE software (HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS) to create hydraulic and hydrologic models of the test track and surrounding areas. Provided recommendations to address observed deficiencies. Task 3 - Provided recommendations to address deficiencies at the Caney Lake Dam. Provided multiple options to address each deficiency.
Provided retro-commissioning services to improve operations and energy performance at the Garland Outpatient Clinic in Garland, Texas. The commissioning was performed as a systematic, quality-oriented process for achieving, verifying, and documenting that the performance of facilities, systems, and assemblies continue to operate as needed and intended. Project included development of commissining plan, acceptance testing procedures, and interaction with a building automation system (BAS) undergoing upgrade.
Veterans Affairs - Upgrade B57 Plumbing
2019 - 2023
Provided design to remove/replace all the existing plumbing, pipes and fittings in Building 57 (152K sf structure). Pipe work included domestic water, cold water, hot water, and sanitary sewer lines. AES prepared the schematic design through to construction documents.
Veterans Affairs - A/E Services, Expand O/R Suite
2016 - 2023
Provided space programming with conceptual plan options, design development, construction drawings, specifications and cost estimates through final design; and construction administration through construction completion. The project constructed a 3-story vertical addition, approximately 17,400 sf on top of an existing 2-story structure at the east end of the D-wing of the main hospital. The addition connects to existing vertical and horizontal circulation, utilities and infrastructure at the floors below at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the adjacent 5-story structure.
Veterans Affairs - Seattle Roof Repair
2019 - 2024
Provided all professional services required for the removal and replacement of approximately 177,000 square feet of roofing on the Seattle Campus of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Design replaced roof access hatches, expansion joints, and provides roof walkway systems for maintenance and operation personnel as required. Design ensured roofs and components met compliance with OSHA, NFPA, and IBC requirements.
Veterans Affairs - Correct FCA Deficiencies
2019 - 2023
Provided site investigation and design development including drawings and other A/E services. Created detailed plans to correct deficiencies found during the most recent facility condition assessment for both the Portland and Vancouver Campus. Designs provided corrections to doors, adding new fire alarms, phone lines, firmware for boiler, routing of new steam pipes, and telecom to sites.
Provided an Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Survey will be conducted facility-wide to provide the general location, type, quantity, and condition of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) present. The survey will be thorough and complete. Review of the most accessible functional spaces will be inspected and bulk samples taken of suspect materials observed.
Veterans Affairs - Correct HVAC Deficiencies
2019 - 2022
Provided site investigation and design development including drawings and other A/E services. Created detailed plans to correct deficiencies found during the most recent facility condition assessment for both the Portland and Vancouver Campus. Designs provided HVAC deficiency corrections for humidity, temperature, and pressure controls for clean medical, storage, utility and procedure rooms.
Veterans Affairs - EHRM Infrastucture Upgrade
2020 - 2022
AES assessed, inspected, and verified site conditions to produce a design to accomplish the project. The scope included architectural, mechanical, electrical, fiber optic and CAT 6a data cables, and fire alarm. The objective of the project is to improve the infrastructure in support of the Electronic Health Record Modernization intiative.
Construction Budget = $8.947M.
Veterans Affairs - EHRM Infrastructure Upgrade
2020 - 2021
AES, along with Kuna, has provided plans for the Electronic Health Record Modernization for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System. This process included initial site survey, design review meetings, drawings, specifications, and Basis of Design reports. Within the 75 day period of performance, approximately 80,000 linear feet of cable was marked for demolition and replacement. This also included upgrading of existing UPS systems, upgrading of outdated HVAC systems in telecom rooms, and the addition of a new telecom space.
Veterans Affairs -Expand & Renovate CLC
2021 - 2024
Provided construction documents to expand the existing CLC by 9,900 SF and renovate approximately 20,000 SF of existing space. All will be designed and constructed to current CLC standards. Space planning shall meet VA SEPS guide. The design of the CLC will be configured in such a way that it can easily be sectioned off and covered into a COVID unit. The HVAC for the entire buidling will be updated and must meet the VA's guidelines for COVID readiness, including the ablility to convert to negative air pressure. CCL is $12.6M.
Veterans Affairs - Spokane AHU-01-04 Upgrade
2021 - 2023
Provided construction documents to replace AHU-01 and AHU-04 located in Building 1 (main hospital). Project replaces the air handlers, electrical panel boards, breakers, cables and conduit for the AHUs. Variable flows are to be developed by utilizing VFDs and VAVs where applicable. DDC upgrades, exhaust fans, and other control systems are to be integrated with the existing BAS. Project replaces the ducts and trunks for supply and return that are currently undersized. Includes demolition and commissioning. CCL $1.6M.
Veterans Affairs - Renovate Quarters B 1-4
2019 - 2022
Provided designs, studies, and construction administration services for quarters 1 through 4 at NAVAHCS Bob Stump Medical Center. Designs made with consideration to protect and preserve historical apsects of all buildings. Design upgrades included mechanical, structural, and electrical work across all buildings. Design added ground surface heat pump HVAC system as well as installation of new wheelchair lift. The buildings upgraded to meet ABAAS compliance.
Developed construction documents for the remodel of existing 8,000+ SF sterile processing area and Ambulatory procedures suite and design 8,000 SF two-story addition to Building 19 OPC. Provided analysis of the current and future space, function, and workflow. Developed 3 floor plan options at the conceptual stage for discussion and choice by users. The current facility has 2 existing ORs which will be remodeled. CCL $12M.
Veterans Affairs - Renovate B17
2019 - 2023
Provided design and construction administration service for the development and completion of VA minimum requirements to update the Building 17, NAVAHCS Bob Stump Medical Center . This includes upgrading current porch and building requirements to meet ABAAS accessibility standards. A wheelchair lift will be designed and installed within building. Upgrades will be made to current electrical and HVAC systems throughout the two story building. Consideration and care will be taken to preserve historic building aspects.
Veterans Affairs - OR5 Imaging Equipment
2020 - 2023
Provided a design to renovate an existing Operating Room at the Albuquerque VA in order to prepare for the installation of a Siemens Imaging Robotic C-Arm. This project included structural, architecutral, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and Fire Life Safety design components to bring the space up to current code requirements. The design process included site investigations, design review meetings, basis of design reports, as well as construction drawings and specifications. Construction period services will include review of contractor submissions, site visits, commissioning, and incorportion of as-built drawings.
Provided plans for the electronic Health Record Modernization for the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System. A large portion involved initial site survey to ensure all deficient portions were captured in design. 30 buildings and approximately 75 rooms were included in the scope of work. This process included design review meetings, drawings, specifications, and Basis of Design reports. Power systems were upgraded to provide dedicated UPS power and sufficient grounding. HVAC systems were upgraded where deficient and to tie in the with existing building automation. Approximately 240,000 linear feet of telecommincations cabling has been marked for demolition and replacement.
Veterans Affairs -New Mexico CBOC EHRM
Various locations in NM (11 sites)
2021 - 2022
This project is to make upgrades at Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) to prepare for implementing the VHA EHRM system. There are 11 telecommunications rooms at 11 seperate locations. AES is evaluting to assess compliance with requirements outlined in VHA Standards Alert, VA OIT, and CFM TIL standards. Existing telecom rooms, rack, UPS, existing switches, panels, existing CAT 6 cable, HVAC capacity, requirements for EHRM equipment, existing fire detection and fire supression, and existing door ratings for fire rating and harware will be considered. Design will upgrade any of the above as required, including the addition of electrical circuits as needed.
Veterans Affairs - Construction Mgmt for Ph3 Seismic Corrections
San Juan, PR
2016 - 2022
AES is providing two full-time CM Engineers, two Safety Officers/Engineers, one full-time Architect and one part-time Scheduler on-site to assist the Senior Resident Engineer in performing monitoring and inspection of construction and asbestos abatement for compliance with contract requirements including constructability reviews, monitoring/inspecting, reporting, data entry, proposals review and coordination efforts.
E44 Electrical Studies VAMC Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, ME
2019 - 2020
Created a model of the site electrical system and conducted electrical fault, arc flash, load flow, and protection coordination studies using SKM Power Tools software. This work included site visits to VA campuses to assess the current electrical system, accuracy of labeling, and condition of electrical equipment. Peer reviews were conducted at 60%, 90% and Final submissions.
Veterans Affairs - E42 Electrical Studies
Fresno, CA & Honolulu, HI
2019 - 2020
Created a model of the site electrical system and conducted electrical fault, arc flash, load flow, and protection coordination studies using SKM Power Tools software. This work included site visits to VA campuses to assess the current electrical system, accuracy of labeling, and condition of electrical equipment. Peer reviews were conducted at 60%, 90% and Final submission.
Veterans Affairs - E47 Electrical Studies
Erie, PA & Beckley, WV
2020 - 2021
AES has performed Electrical Condition Assessment studies of VAMC's. The purpose of these studies is to improve the safety and reliability of the electrical distribution system at the medical facilities. The scope of work for these projects included conducting electrical short circuit analysis, protective device coordination analysis, voltage drop analysis, arc flash hazard analysis, emergency power system analysis, and equipment condition assessments. Cost estimation for recommended changes is also included. The performed studies necessitate site surveys which include assessment and code compliance evaluation of the full electrical system.
AES has performed Electrical Condtion Assessment studies of VAMC's. The purpose of these studies is to improve the safety and reliability of the electrical distribution system at the medical facilities. The scope of work for these projects included conducting electrical short circuit analysis, protective device coordination analysis, voltage drop analysis, arc flash hazard analysis, emergency power system analysis, and equipment condition assessments. Cost estimation for recommended changes is also included. The performed studies necessitate site surveys which include assessment and code compliance evaluation of the full electrical system.
Veterans Affairs - Fresno CM-PM Support
2019 - 2022
Provided two full-time on-site employees for construction management services. These personnel provided comprehensive, professional, and competent project management for reviewing, logging, monitoring, and archiving construction submittals, Request for Information (RFI's), and other communications with all parties in the pre-solicitation, design, and construction process. In-house support included verification of cost-estimates, support to on-site staff, preparation of Scope's of Work, and coordination with COR.
Provide construction documents for 2-story vertical expansion of the 14,000 sf Supply Processing and Decontamination department and 6,000 sf for supply distribution near the current operating room (3rd floor). Project included space planning, special systems and equipment, safety plan, utility coordination, site survey, asbestos survey, code study, and cost estimating. The expansion will include a fully operational 3 story SPD elevator tower. The project is being designed for LEED Silver Certification.
Veterans Affairs - Design Pikes Peak National Cemetery
Colorado Springs, CO
2016 - 2022
AES provided the master plan, schematic design, and design development documents for a new VA Southern Colorado (Pikes Peak) National Cemetery. The master plan is for the entire site, approximately 375 acres, and full design for apporximately 45 acres, or 125,000 grave sites and includes Master Plan 1 - Master Plan 5, Schematic Design 1 & 2, Design Development 1 & 2 and Construction Documents. This process included design review meetings and workshops, drawings, specifications, and Basis of Design reports. AES performed architecture, civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical engineering, life safety, communications, physical security design and LEED certification coordination. The site design included design of roadways, irrigation, landscaping, signage, all utilities and coordination with local municipalities for service. The project will be LEED Silver Certified.
Veterans Affairs - Durham AHUs 17, 18, & 22
2018 - 2023
Provide working drawings, specifications and cost estimate to investigate and design replacements for Air Handlers 17, 18 and 22 in building 1 B-Wing. Includes comprehensive review of existing systems and detailed calculations.
Veterans Affairs - Laboratory Expansion
2016 - 2023
A/E services to provide construction documents and construction period services for the construction of 18,500 sf of new rooftop space for clinical lab and renovations of 3,500 sf for support and common space. Entails both remodeling and reconfiguring of existing space and construction of new space to allow for an optimization of clinical service delivery, patient and family-caregiver privacy, collaboration between and among clinicians, educators and researchers, and efficiency of infrastructure.
Veterans Affairs - Pharmacy Renovation
Las Vegas, NV
2017 - 2022
Provided a study and construction-ready design for the renovation and construction of 5 rooms within the pharmacy area. Ensured rooms were compliant with the US Pharmacopial Convention (UPC) as well as other regulations and compounding requirements. Included space planning, air space projection, equipment technical package, schedule and cost estimate, followed by construction period services.
Veterans Affairs - PMRS Backfill
2017 - 2021
A/E designed the remodel of a 6,850 sf space for an out-patient clinical space that accommodates a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder patient Counseling Clinic (PCT), and non-Interventional Pain Prevention Clinic. Included a bid set of drawings.
Veterans Affairs - Renovate Historical Bldgs
2018 - 2024
A/E services to provide renovation to office space for Buildings 19, 20 and 42, dated from approx 1905 and currently used as warehouses. Included asbestos abatement, electrical upgrades, and HVAC upgrades. Developed and provided a set of contract drawings, specifications, construction cost estimates and engineering calculations for bidding and construction.