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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.

ACE Missoula welcomes new CAD designer

MISSOULA, MONT., March 4, 2019 – Associated Construction Engineering Inc. is pleased to welcome Nick Rackley to its knowledgeable and experienced team. He joins the firm as an electrical CAD designer in the Missoula office.

A graduate of the University of Montana’s computer-aided design program, Mr. Rackley will spend the next two months in Billings learning Revit, AutoCAD’s 3D modeling program, and the ins and outs of mechanical and electrical design as it pertains to commercial and residential buildings.

“It’s a lot different than anything I’ve done before but I’m starting to pick it up,” Mr. Rackley said. “The work is interesting and I’m enjoying the challenge and opportunity.”

“We were lucky to find Nick. He’s already proving to be a valuable asset to our team, and we’re looking forward to his return to the office,” said Jared Swartz, ACE Missoula’s branch manager and a company vice president. “We’ve got plenty of work for him.”

A Bit About Nick

Hobby of note? Coaching and playing baseball

Favorite/best position? First base

Team: New York Yankees

Most inspiring player? Derek Jeter: “He’s a great leader who takes care of business and doesn’t care about the fame.”

Welcome to ACE, Nick!

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.

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