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ACE to design MEP systems at Bozeman’s new safety center

BOZEMAN, MONT., November 10, 2018 – Associated Construction Engineering puts safety first, just like Bozeman voters did this month when they voted “yes” on a $36.9 million bond to build the city’s new public safety center.

As the MEP consultant on the project, ACE will use its expertise to design high-efficiency HVAC systems as well as to incorporate LED lighting and water-conserving plumbing, design efforts aimed at cost savings.

Expected to be completed by fall 2020, the new 64,000-square-foot facility will house the police, courts, victim services, and the fire crew currently at Fire Station No. 1.

“This was a win for our community, and ACE is thrilled to have been selected to be part of this project,” said Kip Weeda, a vice president at ACE and its branch manager for the firm’s Belgrade office.

Bozeman wins its $36.9 million safety center

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 be MEP consultant for MSU’s American Indian Hall

BOZEMAN, MONT., October 9, 2018 – Associated Construction Engineering is continuing to help MSU lead the LEED revolution in Montana. Our firm was selected to be the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering consultant on the newest building to define the MSU skyline: the American Indian Hall.

This project just finished schematic design and is on target to achieve LEED Platinum v4 certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.

“This is an exciting and interesting time to be working in Montana, especially with MSU as it seeks to lead the efforts in our state to design in highly-efficient ways,” said Kip Weeda, a vice president at ACE and its branch manager for the firm’s Belgrade office. “The university is seeking ways to be more inclusive through its design practices and services to its students and the community. We at ACE are honored to be part of this.”

MSU announces $12 million gift toward $20 million American Indian Hall

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.

Meet our newest PE: Ethan Haug

MISSOULA, MONT., June 3, 2018 – Associated Construction Engineering Inc. congratulates Ethan Haug on passing the licensing exam for professional engineers. As the newest PE on our team, Mr. Haug will be reviewing final mechanical and plumbing drawings for a wide range of projects, including healthcare facilities and educational institutions.

“This exam was tough, but it was made easier with the encouragement and support of ACE and my colleagues at the company,” Mr. Haug said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that come with being a professional engineer.”

Based in our Missoula office, Mr. Haug joined ACE full-time in January 2014 after working as an intern. He is a graduate of Montana State University in Bozeman, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a minor in Aerospace Engineering.

Short Q&A with Ethan

Q: CAD or Revit?

A: Revit

Q: Favorite Revit shortcut key?

A: Copy

Q: NASA or Space Force?

A: NASA

Q: ACE or [answer to previous question]?

A: ACE

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.

New team members join ACE

In 2016 and early 2017, Associated Construction Engineering Inc. added four new design professionals to our staff: Michael Esslinger, Jace Prideaux, Logan Grimstad, and Jake Garwood. All are valued and welcome additions to our design team.

ACE collaboration with A&E Billings

Associated Construction Engineering Inc. coupled with our architectural client A&E Billings (Montana) has completed design and is starting the bid process at the start of 2016 for the new Billings west-end middle school Ben Steele. The project is approximately 105,000 square feet with a $25 million budget. The project will greatly enhance the educational process for middle school aged children in the Billings area.

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