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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.

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.

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