Services

Services

Structural Engineering

AAI Engineering is committed to ensuring that our clients receive outstanding service and the best product possible. To this end, we offer a wide range of structural engineering services to meet the challenges of the modern building industry. Our structural engineering services focus on the design of low to mid-rise buildings for commercial, industrial, residential, educational and public facilities. Our design expertise includes structural steel, traditionally reinforced and post-tensioned concrete, composite, masonry, timber, light gauge steel and aluminum design.

AAI Engineering offers the following Structural Engineering services:

AAI Engineering began as a structural engineering firm and although our services have greatly expanded over the years, new building design is still core to AAI.  From schematic design through construction administration, we focus on providing the best solutions with respect to budgets and schedules.  AAI engineers take pride in producing creative, structurally efficient designs.  Our design experience includes all major commercial and industrial construction types utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and light gauge steel for a wide variety of building applications.

As buildings age and codes evolve, owners and developers look to extending the lifespan, utility, and safety of existing structures. AAI staff can help clients navigate mandatory upgrade triggers as well as identify and prioritize voluntary rehabilitation measures. AAI staff often provides feasibility/evaluation reports as a first step and we have the expertise to design targeted repairs or provide entire building retrofits as needed for each specific project.

Preservation of historical structures, a respect for buildings that represent a sense of community, and reuse of existing structures are key concerns for AAI.  We have participated in the renovation of many structures, some on the National Register of Historic Structures. For change of occupancy, seismic upgrades, additions, modifications, and due diligence evaluations, we have personnel that combine structural expertise and architectural sensitivity. 

Construction is complex and inherently challenging. As public safety is fundamental to structural engineering, maintaining a safe and stable construction environment is a primary function for AAI Engineering.  AAI engineers offer design experience in shoring, reshoring, bracing, material transport, fall protection, and general temporary structure services to the construction industry.

AAI offers a diverse selection of engineering services to industries such as the Pulp/Paper and Wood Products sectors. Projects range from the structural design of the facilities housing these industries to process related components such as boilers, paper machines, fiberline, power supply, materials handling, crane/lifting mechanisms, utility support structures, tank/vessel foundations, fall protection, saws and planers, presses and dust collection systems to name just a few.

Offered as a stand-alone service, or in conjunction with other services, AAI Engineering provides exceptional support to the construction industry.  Our engineers take pride in their responsiveness and adaptability.  As structural engineers with a broad depth of building experience, we design solutions to problems encountered in the field that consider economy, performance, safety and constructability.

Once a building shell is constructed, new tenants frequently need to customize the space for their occupation. AAI provides a broad range of structural capabilities to support this finish work.  Some of these services include: analysis of existing structure to support new loads, design of reinforcements to existing structures, design of partitions, soffits, parapets or other architectural enhancements, suspended ceilings, screenwalls, and the design of anchorage systems.

AAI engineers particularly enjoy the opportunity to step outside our normal realm of building design by participating in a wide variety of art installation projects. We have been involved in over 30 public installations, in which we are primarily responsible for the design of the fastening and anchoring systems.  

The creation of safe structures for the public is of paramount importance to the structural engineering industry.  To achieve this goal, some structural engineering firms provide peer review services for fellow engineers.  AAI supplies, and participates in, this industry practice. We view this activity as a cooperative service that helps to assure that our profession adheres to the highest industry standards.  

When building development periods are at their peak levels, there may be a shortage of publicly employed plan reviewers. A particularly complex structure may require specialized analysis techniques to evaluate the design.  To assist in these conditions, AAI Engineering offers plan review services to local jurisdictions.

AAI engineers have served as disaster response specialists, investigative engineers, expert witnesses, and have provided litigation support to owners, contractors, and architects.  Our services in this area are dedicated to the objective determination of the root causes of failure and the communication of the details in a clear and concise manner.

Frequently, a great deal of information is required before a determination can be made whether to purchase, renovate, or condemn a property.  AAI Engineering can assist in the procurement of this valuable information through structural observations, as-built documentation, seismic evaluations, (including FEMA compliant reports), specialized dynamic analyses in high-risk sites, and risk assessments that systematically prioritize structural deficiencies and/or hazards.  These services are specifically tailored to individual projects and may be as brief as a walk-through followed by a professional opinion letter, or as complex as a state-of-the-art three-dimensional dynamic model.

Civil Engineering

AAI’s civil engineering group is a key component in the success of many public and private projects. AAI provides infrastructure design supporting land development and transportation activities. We supply leadership, sound engineering, quality service, and creative solutions. Our civil engineering services focus on the management and design of commercial, light industrial and residential development projects. AAI’s professional staff is experienced in anticipating potential environmental impacts as well as procedural requirements to facilitate compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

AAI Engineering offers the following Civil Engineering services:

Identifying the environmental and regulatory constraints that exist on a site before acquiring the property, or investing in detailed development plans, can save the client substantial time and money.

AAI Engineering combines common sense, effective construction documents, and good design principles with our planning and analysis expertise to meet various aspects of the client’s needs from project inception through completion. Our staff is up to date on trends in the constantly changing regulatory and environmental compliance field. Our goal is to ensure that all projects meet the budgeting, planning and permitting requirements unique to each development.

A successful development begins with a well-prepared site design and permitting schedule. Our planners and engineers work closely with our clients to develop a property to its best potential.

Our past projects have ranged from sites consisting of a few parcels to those involving several hundred parcels. AAI’s experience includes commercial, industrial, residential and institutional projects with complex geotechnical, grading and utility issues. Whatever the challenges, our extensive knowledge of the site development industry will help to ensure that your project is completed in a cost effective and timely manner.

At AAI Engineering, we provide effective solutions to problems and issues involving the flow and storage of stormwater, which enhance our reuse of rainwater, allow for natural filtration and treatment of stormwater runoff, and reduce our impact on the environment through consistent erosion and sediment control practices.

However, good design is only part of the solution. Increasingly complex regulatory requirements may make navigating the permitting process in many jurisdictions confusing and difficult. AAI has the expertise to keep pace with rapid compliance changes in stormwater planning that will keep a client’s project on track and on budget.

AAI provides sanitary sewer and water system design services founded on more than 14 years of experience for a wide range of clients. We have extensive experience with engineering for potable water transmission and distribution, wastewater collection and storm drainage. Our office also provides engineering design for utility relocations and upgrades.

AAI provides plan and profile design for public/private streets and parking facilities that maintain positive drainage in accordance with the client and project type requirements. We will later tailor our work effort to assist your team in successfully completing the site development in an efficient and cost effective manner by specifying cut and fill volumes that result in a balanced site. In addition to providing expert technical analysis, our staff provides the facilitation skills essential to a successful project.

Construction administration and observation services provide the final quality checkpoint for successful completion of public works and land development projects. Our staff can provide construction services for any of our areas of expertise.

We believe the work of the Landscape Architect is to bring people,
The things they build,
Their communities,
Their cities – and their lives –
Into harmony with the living earth.

- John Ormsbee Simonds

Landscape Architecture

AAI’s Landscape Architecture Department works closely with our planners, civil engineers and architects to creatively meet jurisdictional requirements. We focus on collaboration between the design team, client, and jurisdiction to provide sustainable designs within budget.

Our department is the most versatile and visionary division of the firm. Our projects range from bare-bones projects, creatively meeting minimal jurisdictional requirements to creating visually pleasing, functional outdoor spaces. All of our projects receive the same commitment; to produce an aesthetically pleasing space that meets the needs of the client and enhances the experience of the users.

AAI Engineering offers the following Landscape Architecture services:

Planning

AAI planners provide master planning of residential communities, office, industrial, civic, transit-oriented and commercial development. AAI planning staff can determine the most efficient use and layout for our clients’ sites. We work closely with each client to guide them through the myriad of jurisdictional rules, regulations and road blocks unique to each project through final approvals and construction.

Via top-notch critical thinking and problem solving, our Land Use Planning Department searches for solutions to land development challenges. Typically, these challenges are multifaceted and require full competency of land use law, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, surveying and project management. Our planners are adept at dealing with multiple jurisdictions, conflicting stake holders and project-specific restrictions. In order to achieve the highest levels of efficiency and success, our Land Use Planners are creative, practical, diplomatic, sensitive to environmental sustainability, and meet the needs of the client and the communities while keeping mind of the project’s potential impacts. The AAI Planning Department has 20 plus years of experience honing skills and navigating these obstacles over a plurality of jurisdictions across the country, from City and County level to State level.

AAI Engineering offers the following Planning services:

You provide the address and we prepare a comprehensive study of the potential opportunities and constraints associated with the site. Focus is on Zoning and associated Land Use requirements.

AAI can apply your specific project goals, in accordance with the zoning code standards, to produce conceptual Site Plans that maximize the use of a site.

AAI has experience preparing many types of Land Use applications. We specialize in taking your project through these processes in a timely manner, to a positive decision.

      • Conditional Use
      • Variance and Adjustments
      • Comprehensive Plan Amendment
      • Zone Change
      • Annexation
      • Property Line Adjustment and Partitions
      • Subdivisions

Never underestimate the power of public support. Our Planners are adept at illustrating the positives and minimizing the negatives.

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Privacy Policy

Effective date: April 12, 2019

AAI Engineering (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the aaieng.com website (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from aaieng.com

Definitions

Service

Service is the aaieng.com website operated by AAI Engineering

Personal Data

Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

Usage Data

Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

Cookies

Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

Data Controller

Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.

Data Processors (or Service Providers)

Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.

We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

Data Subject (or User)

Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

AAI Engineering uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), AAI Engineering legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

AAI Engineering may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights
  • To comply with the law

Retention of Data

AAI Engineering will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

AAI Engineering will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

AAI Engineering will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Business Transaction

If AAI Engineering is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, AAI Engineering may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

AAI Engineering may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of AAI Engineering
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)

We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. AAI Engineering aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.

The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where AAI Engineering relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

We use FileMail for large file transfers.

FileMail Privacy Terms web page: https://support.filemail.com/general/terms-of-use-and-privacy-policy

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: