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ACE Missoula welcomes new Mechanical Engineer!

MISSOULA, MONT., January 9, 2020 – Associated Construction Engineering Inc. is pleased to welcome Logan Jones to its seasoned and skilled team. He joins the firm as a Mechanical Engineer in the Missoula office.

A graduate from MT Tech of the U of M in Butte, MT in 2007, with a degree in  Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Jones comes to ACE with 12 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering.

Fun Facts About Logan

Mr. Jones is originally from Kalispell, MT.
He enjoys going hiking and camping in the summers and downhill skiing in the winters. This year Logan says he is going to try to add snowshoeing into the mix.  Logan says his “hobbies are many, and never enough time for any of them!” but they include;  Board games, pen & paper RPGs, ballroom dancing, reading, amateur wood working, newbie gardening, costume prop making. Logan lives with his girlfriend, her two kids, and the 4 cats that try to run the house.

Welcome to the ACE Team Logan.

ACE Missoula welcomes new Administrative Assistant!!

MISSOULA, MONT., August 8, 2019 – Associated Construction Engineering Inc. is pleased to welcome Rylee Stewart to the ACE team. She joins the firm as the Administrative Assistant in the Missoula office.

Rylee is from Lewistown, Montana.  She graduated from the University of Montana this past spring with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Public Health. Rylee hopes to one day pursue a law degree.

A Bit About Rylee

A few of her favorite things to do include traveling and trying new things. Rylee says this about working at ACE “I enjoy working at ACE because I get to see the process of how things come to be and have a better appreciation for the all the work put into bringing these projects to fruition.”  Welcome to the ACE Missoula Team Rylee, we are excited to have you on board.

ACE Helena welcomes new Office Manager & Mechanical Engineer!!

HELENA, MONT., July 15, 2019 – Associated Construction Engineering Inc. is pleased to welcome Mr. Bob Scott to the ACE team. He joins the firm as the Office Manager & Mechanical Engineer in the New Helena office.

Mr. Scott brings more than 30 years of experience as a mechanical engineer to ACE’s team. Before joining ACE, Mr. Scott was the sole owner of Design3 (D3) Engineering, a multi-discipline engineering firm in Billings.

A Bit About Bob

His design experience includes mechanical systems design, analysis, and planning for large central campus distribution, individual buildings, remodels of individual spaces, and historic renovations. His work has been for both new construction and remodel projects for industrial, commercial, and residential facilities, including administrative and office spaces, schools, recreation and fitness centers, multipurpose buildings, maintenance facilities, kitchens, bars, restaurants, and retail/specialty shops.

A LEED® Accredited Professional, he is registered in Montana and North Dakota. Mr. Scott graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University.

Welcome to the ACE Team Bob, we are excited to have you.

ACE Missoula welcomes new Mechanical Engineer!!

MISSOULA, MONT., December 1, 2019 – Associated Construction Engineering Inc. is pleased to welcome Ryan Gramm to its knowledgeable and experienced team. He joins the firm as a Mechanical Engineer in the Missoula office.

Ryan graduated from the University of Montana in 2010 with a Bachelors in Mathematics with an Education Concentration and in 2015 he also graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Talk about an overachiever. Mr. Gramm comes to ACE with 4 years of experience in Engineering.

Little About Ryan

Ryan was born and raised in Missoula, grew up hunting, fishing and working on cars. “I spend a lot of time tinkering, and I’m not very good at leaving things “stock” for long.” He says.  He is also a life long Griz fan, we will try not to hold that against him.

Some of his favorite things to do are, Travel, Photography, Work on Cars, Computer Games. Might have been called a nerd a few times in his life…

“Everyone has been really helpful getting me settled and the office atmosphere is great.” Mr. Gamm said, “Getting to work on projects I have not traditionally worked on in the past has also been refreshing.”

About ACE

Associated Construction Engineering Inc. (ACE) was established in 1987 and has become one of the largest mechanical/electrical engineering consulting firms in the region. We currently staff offices in Belgrade, Billings, Helena, and Missoula, Montana; Minot, North Dakota; and Sheridan, Wyoming. Professional engineering services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, energy analysis, and special systems are available for commercial, industrial, and residential building projects.

ACE Billings welcomes new Mechanical Engineer!!

BILLINGS, MONT., October 2019 – Associated Construction Engineering Inc. is pleased to welcome Giles Hardy to the ACE team. He joins the firm as a Mechanical Engineer in the Billings office.

Mr. Hardy graduated in May for Montana State University, with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, go Bob Cats!!

What Giles says he likes about working at ACE, “The people, flexibility, locations, and the efforts that are taken to keep design tools/software up do date and modern.”

Fun Facts About Giles

Giles grew up in Helena, Montana and went to Helena High.

Favorite Things to do:  Skiing, Mountain Biking and Running.

Fun Fact:  While Giles was trying to find a career job over the summer he ran the Bozeman Marathon. He says, “I had A LOT of free time haha”.

Welcome to the ACE Team Giles! We are looking forward to seeing your career with ACE grow.

About ACE

Associated Construction Engineering Inc. (ACE) was established in 1987 and has become one of the largest mechanical/electrical engineering consulting firms in the region. We currently staff offices in Belgrade, Billings, Helena, and Missoula, Montana; Minot, North Dakota; and Sheridan, Wyoming. Professional engineering services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, energy analysis, and special systems are available for commercial, industrial, and residential building projects.

 

ACE Missoula welcomes back Electrical Engineer!!

MISSOULA, MONT., October 5, 2019 – Associated Construction Engineering Inc. is pleased to welcome Trevor Larson back to the ACE team. He re-joins the firm as an Electrical Engineer in the Missoula office.

A graduate from the University of Idaho in 2011 with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Mr. Larson has 8 years of experience pertaining to commercial and residential buildings.

What Trevor has to say about coming back to ACE, “I enjoy the atmosphere and culture of ACE and the variety of projects that we get exposed to. I am excited to be back with ACE.”

A Bit About Trevor

Hobbies:  Fishing, hunting, and golfing.

Trevor has been married to his beautiful wife Kara for 7 years and they have a 3.5 year old son Calder.

Fun Fact:  Over the years Trevor’s family has somehow collected a small farm worth of animals including, dogs, chickens, cat, goats, and horses.

Welcome back to the ACE Team, Trevor!!

About ACE

Associated Construction Engineering Inc. (ACE) was established in 1987 and has become one of the largest mechanical/electrical engineering consulting firms in the region. We currently staff offices in Belgrade, Billings, Helena, and Missoula, Montana; Minot, North Dakota; and Sheridan, Wyoming. Professional engineering services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, energy analysis, and special systems are available for commercial, industrial, and residential building projects.

 

ACE’s innovative HVAC designs featured in spring issue of MSU’s Mountains and Minds

Associated Construction Engineering got a well-engineered (pun intended) surprise when it opened the spring 2019 issue of Mountains and Minds, the Montana State University magazine. The design work—led by Todd Meling of ACE’s Billings office—on the Norm Asbjornson Hall, a magnificent undertaking in its intention, innovation, and investment, is on full photographic display. 12 pages. 12 pages highlighting the HVAC systems that are setting the standard for energy conservation not just at MSU or in our state but around the world.

Norm Asbjornson, the building’s namesake, told the design committee, paraphrased of course, “Show me what you got.” A Montana native and MSU graduate, Mr. Asbjornson founded AAON, a publicly traded HVAC manufacturer based in Tulsa, Okla.

ACE accepted Mr. Asbjornson’s challenge. Read and see the results: Reinventing Energy: Norm Asbjornson Hall Is the Biggest Step Yet in MSU’s Effort to Conserve Resources

Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering

About ACE

Associated Construction Engineering Inc. (ACE) was established in 1987 and has become one of the largest mechanical/electrical engineering consulting firms in the region. We currently staff offices in Belgrade, Billings, Helena, and Missoula, Montana; Minot, North Dakota; and Sheridan, Wyoming. Professional engineering services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, energy analysis, and special systems are available for commercial, industrial, and residential building projects.

ACE awarded project at Fort Harrison

MISSOULA, MONT., April 11, 2019 – Associated Construction Engineering has been awarded the new Wash Bay project at Fort Harrison, near Helena, Mont., with the Missoula-based MMW Architects. The project involves the design and construction of a new 5,000-square-foot enclosed building with two wash bays for the purpose of cleaning vehicles and equipment prior to maintenance and/or completing training from the local ranges. ACE will provide the MEP systems design for this facility.

“We enjoy working with the DMA [Department of Military Affairs] on improving their facilities for the continued training of our military,” said Jared Swartz, ACE Missoula’s branch manager and a company vice president.

The project is budgeted at $2 million for design and construction.

About ACE

Associated Construction Engineering Inc. (ACE) was established in 1987 and has become one of the largest mechanical/electrical engineering consulting firms in the region. We currently staff offices in Belgrade, Billings, and Missoula, Montana; Minot, North Dakota; and Sheridan, Wyoming. Professional engineering services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, energy analysis, and special systems are available for commercial, industrial, and residential building projects.

ACE to open new office in Helena

HELENA, MONT., April 2, 2019 – Associated Construction Engineering Inc. announced today that it is opening an office in Helena in June. The new office will be headed by Robert Scott, PE.

“Consistent with ACE’s client-focused culture, we are thrilled to be closer to our existing clients in Central Montana and to open the door to new opportunities. Our presence in Helena will strengthen our firm’s service officing in the area and beyond, “ said ACE president Keith Campbell. “We are pretty excited about the possibilities to come, and this couldn’t have happened without Bob. ACE is pleased to have him on our team.”

Mr. Scott brings more than 30 years of experience as a mechanical engineer to ACE’s team. Before joining ACE, Mr. Scott was the sole owner of Design3 (D3) Engineering, a multi-discipline engineering firm in Billings.

His design experience includes mechanical systems design, analysis, and planning for large central campus distribution, individual buildings, remodels of individual spaces, and historic renovations. His work has been for both new construction and remodel projects for industrial, commercial, and residential facilities, including administrative and office spaces, schools, recreation and fitness centers, multipurpose buildings, maintenance facilities, kitchens, bars, restaurants, and retail/specialty shops.

A LEED® Accredited Professional, he is registered in Montana and North Dakota. Mr. Scott graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University.

The Helena office will be ACE’s fourth branch in Montana and its sixth in the region.

About ACE

Associated Construction Engineering Inc. (ACE) was established in 1987 and has become one of the largest mechanical/electrical engineering consulting firms in the region. We currently staff offices in Belgrade, Billings, and Missoula, Montana; Minot, North Dakota; and Sheridan, Wyoming. Professional engineering services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, energy analysis, and special systems are available for commercial, industrial, and residential building projects.

Local firm helps MSU building receive national recognition

BOZEMAN, MONT., December 15, 2018 – Montana State University’s newest building wears a mighty badge of honor. Norm Asbjornson Hall, to house the College of Engineering, is one of ten buildings in the state to be certified as LEED Platinum, the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest certification.

Associated Construction Engineering Inc. is proud to have provided the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems design on this very Montana building.

“This was a major undertaking, and our firm was excited for the opportunity,” said Todd Meling, a vice president at ACE and the Billings office’s branch manager. “It’s remarkable how much cost savings we achieved for this building given the its size and significant energy requirements. We couldn’t be happier to have been part of the team that helped MSU reach its goals for the Norm Asbjornson Hall.”

ACE’s design for the building incorporated the university’s geothermal resources and our state’s mild summer climate for its heating and cooling needs. Norm Asbjornson Hall features a closed-loop geothermal system, an innovative and highly-efficient HVAC system, that circulates water through pipes to a depth of 500 feet. The hall is the first building of several planned geothermal heat pump systems to be tied into the central campus geothermal loop system. Design to maximize the use of daylight and natural ventilation was utilized to increase efficiency as well as the use of LED lights with daylight harvesting and thermochromic glass. A water use reduction of 41 percent was achieved through the selection of low-flow indoor fixtures.

A Montana native and MSU graduate, Mr. Asbjornson founded AAON, a publicly traded HVAC manufacturer based in Tulsa, Okla. His company’s equipment is used throughout the building.

Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering

MSU’s Norm Asbjornson Hall receives national recognition as LEED ‘Platinum’ building, public ribbon cutting December 14

About ACE

Associated Construction Engineering Inc. (ACE) was established in 1987 and has become one of the largest mechanical/electrical engineering consulting firms in the region. We currently staff offices in Belgrade, Billings, and Missoula, Montana; Minot, North Dakota; and Sheridan, Wyoming. Professional engineering services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, energy analysis, and special systems are available for commercial, industrial, and residential building projects.

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