Firm Profile

Established in 1987, Associated Construction Engineering Inc. (ACE) has evolved into one of the preeminent mechanical and electrical professional consulting firms in the region. Presently, our operational footprint spans offices in Belgrade, Billings, Helena, Missoula, and Kalispell, Montana, as well as Sheridan, Wyoming. ACE specializes in delivering professional engineering services encompassing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, energy analysis, and special systems for a diverse range of commercial, industrial, and residential building projects.

Furthermore, ACE is dedicated to collaboration with the US Green Building Council and the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) building certification system. With a track record of providing engineering services for numerous LEED-certified facilities, our team currently boasts four (4) LEED Accredited Professionals.

ACE adopts a comprehensive approach by consolidating all engineering aspects of a project within a single firm. This integration of multidisciplinary expertise enables us to proactively identify and resolve potential construction conflicts and dilemmas during the design phase, contributing to a systematic design that harmonizes core engineering elements. The centralized responsibility within our firm ensures greater accountability, a factor often challenged when spread across multiple consultants.

Our team embodies a harmonious blend of the creativity of younger engineers with the knowledge of experienced professionals, resulting in a dynamic and proven engineering team. The depth of our firm empowers us with the professional resources to cross-check design efforts, challenge system decisions, and deliver optimal design solutions with confidence in thoroughly reviewed documents and capabilities not always feasible in smaller or very large firms. ACE, we believe, is strategically sized to provide optimal service and attention to our clients within our market.

We leverage state-of-the-art IT/IS technology for design and drafting services, utilizing modern technology to link our offices via an MPLS network for high-speed, large-volume data transfer. ACE employs the latest versions of Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD, complemented by third-party software for energy analysis and HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection applications. Our computer-generated drafting systems seamlessly integrate with architectural clients, ensuring the production of accurate and well-coordinated construction documents. Clients benefit from receiving electronic documents at the project’s conclusion, documenting precise as-built conditions for efficient future updating.

In alignment with current technological trends, ACE offers design services using Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD technology, facilitating the active integration of a comprehensive Building Information Model (BIM) to enhance our collaboration with structural and architectural partners.

ACE stands behind all our design endeavors with a $2 million (aggregate) Professional Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance policy. This policy, in place for nearly four (4) decades without a single claim, underscores our firm’s unwavering commitment to delivering quality service and instills confidence in our clients.

EST 1987