AI Engineers, Inc.
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AI is delighted to announce that we have been ranked amongst ENR's Top 500 Design Firms for the first time! We are ranked 434th on this annual list of the largest 500 design firms in the U.S. based on revenues. This is a great moment in our company's history and we would like to thank all of our clients who have given us the opportunity to serve them over the years. Please follow this link for the complete list.  
Our Senior Director of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, James F. Byrnes, Jr., PE, recently received the Benjamin Wright Award at CSCE's Eight Annual Achievement in Civil Engineering (ACE) Awards program. This award was in recognition of Mr. Byrnes' outstanding practice and significant contribution to the civil engineering profession.  
In honor of National Work Zone Safety Week, March 23 - 27, 2015, ConnDOT held a press conference to raise awareness of work zone safety and kick-off the construction season. Our Regional Director - Northeast, George Jacobs, PE, has been a long-time member of ConnDOT's work zone safety committee and attended the event. The Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Wyman, led the safety discussion and the winners of a school poster contest on Safe Driving were awarded. Check out photos of the event here.  
AI is proud to have been involved in the construction engineering and inspection of CTfastrak Contract 1 in New Britain, CT which received a 2015 ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Award. Please check out our Faces of AI page for photos from the event or read more about the project here.  
Every year at our employee holiday party, AI recognizes those staff members who have gone above and beyond for the company. Congratulations to all those who received awards in 2014 including Peter Pardee - Employee of the Year, Hudson Yost - Office Manager of the Year, Shanila Aslam - Manager of the Year, and Rohit Pradhan who received the Leadership Award. A special surprise award was also given to our President, Abul Islam, for being an outstanding entrepreneur and inspiring leader. Ten-year service awards were given to Stephanie Lesick-Hernandez, Jan Pacanski and Abdel Elgabani and a twenty-year service award was given to Aslam Siddiqui. Click here for event photos.  
AGC (The Associated General Contractors) of Connecticut recently recognized our president, Abul Islam, PE, FASCE as Private Owner of the Year and Jan Pacanski, PE as finalist for Construction Supervisor of the Year. Congratulations to both individuals on this accomplishment! Visit our Faces of AI page for photos of the award ceremony.  
We are pleased to announce our current ranking among Engineering News-Record's Top Design Firms in the State of New York - #66! This represents an increase from our previous ranking of #73 in 2013.  
AI Engineers, Inc. received both a 2014 ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Award and a National Recognition Award for the construction inspection project, the Replacement of Amtrak Bridge over Route 1. See our Faces of AI page for photos from the CT Awards Gala and the National ACEC Engineering Excellence Gala. For more information on this event and the competition, please visit the ACEC website.  
The Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers recently awarded the Structural ACE (Achievement in Civil Engineering) Award of Merit to the John Street Bridge Replacement project in Greenwich. AI Engineers, Inc. was on Fuss & O'Neill's team and provided construction inspection services. The Town of Greenwich presented AI with a copy of the award and also thanked Peter Pardee, PE, our Resident Engineer for his contribution to the project.  
Please join us in congratulating James Keach, CPA on his recent promotion to Associate Vice President! Jim will continue to oversee treasury and accounting functions at the policy level for AI and its several related legal entities, an expanded role to include analysis and coordination of new internal and external business ventures and additional areas of administration.  
AI was ranked the 4th Largest Engineering Firm in the Hartford region by Hartford Business Journal in its April 2014 issue.  
AI recently exhibited at the VTCA Spring Conference. Please see our Faces of AI page for photos from the event.  
AI Engineers is pleased to announce the promotions of Jim Hamilton, PE and Robert Gallo, PE to Associate Vice Presidents. They have both helped develop and enhance some of AI's major service departments and are key members of the management team. Congratulations to both!  
AI Engineers was recently ranked by the Hartford Business Journal as the 2nd largest Minority-Owned Business in the Hartford region!  
AI Engineering Manager, Muhammad Asif Iqbal, PE, LEED Green Associate, is a mentor for a New England Future City team. This year at the 2014 Regional Competition, held January 25th in Boston, MA, his team took home the Silver Award and two special awards, "Best Transportation System" and "Best Health". See our Faces of AI page for photos of the event. For more information on Future City, please visit their website.  
In The News...
  Publication Date Article Title (Click For PDF or Video)  
  Hartford Business Journal November 20, 2014 "Islam's 49-unit Hartford apts. plan emerges"
  US Builders Review February 28, 2014 "Middletown Firing Range Noise Reduction Proposals Explored"
  US Builders Review Fall 2013 "AI Engineers, Inc. - The Northeast's Bridge Specialists"
  Hartford Business Journal October 25, 2013 "CT embraces Islam's revised Hfd. housing tower"
  Branford Eagle July 29, 2013 "$44M Branford Amtrak Bridge Widening Moves Forward"
  New Britain Herald April 18, 2013 "DOT workers ramping up efforts on CTfastrak bridge on Route 9"
  Branford Eagle Jan 28, 2013 "Two Tries To Take Down Old Bridge Beams"
  ASPIRE (The Concrete Bridge Magazine) Winter 2012 "Mayor Mike Peters Bridge, Hartford, CT"
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