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About

AEI is a full-service MEP consulting engineering firm serving core clients on the East Coast of the United States since 1990. Our firm's strength is our combination of youth and technology integrated with experience and wisdom. We believe that, by fostering a firm-wide culture of service and commitment to perfection, we deliver and meet our clients expectations at each step during a project. We are collaborative, innovative, and client-focused, creating clients for life along the way.

/Principal

Travis A. Alderson, P.E., LEEDAP, CBCP®

AEI employee since 2004

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

 

Travis has been with AEI since his father Howard started the firm in their home in 1990.  His experience and responsibilities have developed over the years and he was named a Partner in 2009.  Backed by 10+ years of design and project management experience, Travis provides leadership and vision for the firm's growth initiatives.  Travis is a registered Professional Engineer, LEED Accredited, and a Certified Building Commissioning Professional.

 

Travis likes to get off the beaten path once in a while exploring bike paths and surf breaks where he can find them.

 

/Principal

Drew R. McFadden, CPD

AEI employee since 2003

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University

 

Drew began his career at AEI as a Co-Op while attending Drexel University and quickly became an integral part of the team.  Throughout his career Drew has designed and managed complex HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for a variety of project types.  With a sharp eye for design, Drew is in charge of the firm's design production efforts as well as technology and standards initiatives.  With field experience, he has a keen ability to make sure everything that is designed can be built.  Drew is a Certified Plumbing Design professional.

 

There is only one way to draw; we call it "Drew's Way."

 

/Associate Principal

Mike Simmonds, P.E.

AEI employee since 2011

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University 

 

Mike serves as a Project Engineer and Project Manager.  He is responsible for the design and development of projects, ensuring all aspects of the projects meet the high level of quality our clients have come to expect. Mike also serves as BIM coordinator, using BIM technology on projects to coordinate between trades. His career experience with the firm spans many commission types. Mike is a registered Professional Engineer and maintains membership in the professional industry organization ASME and ASHRAE. 

 

/Principal
Neal Babcock, P.E., LEEDAP

AEI employee since 2005

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Drexel University

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Drexel University

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Drexel University

 

After starting his career at a large A/E firm, Neal came to AEI where he utilized his education to master the firms geothermal design techniques. Neal applies his experiences of managing long term master planned projects, by managing the firm's staff and deadlines.  As head of Quality Control, Neal is responsible to ensure all aspects of AEI's design process meets our clients' standards, and every project undergoes the firms strict Quality Control procedure.  Neal is a registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional.

/Principal,Emeritus
Howard Alderson, P.E.

AEI employee since 1990

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University

 

As the founding Partner of AEI, Howard created the foundation and framework, which continues to be the source strength for the firm.  With 30+ years of consulting engineering experience, Howard is a priceless source of knowledge and plays an active role in training the growing staff.  Howard has successfully completed projects throughout the East Coast of the United States and is a registered Professional Engineer in over twenty states.  His focus on business development contributes to the firm's national reach and growth.

 

Howard wishes to work for Google in his next life.

/Associate Principal
John Murphy, P.E.

AEI employee since 2011

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Drexel University

 

After starting his career at a large MEP firm, John joined AEI in 2011 to oversee electrical design and development,  ensuring each project exceeds the highest level of quality our clients have come to expect. John is a registered Professional Engineer. 

 

As an invaluable team leader, his even keeled style assures emerging professional's contribution and fosters team collaboration, ever improving quality for our clients. 

 

/Lighting Studio Director

Jimmy Bates, P.E., LC, LEEDAP

A Lighting Studio at AEI employee since 2019

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado

Master of Business Administration, The George Washington University

 

Jimmy has provided lighting design services since 2000, working at both small consulting and large integrated A/E firms before joining AEI as A Lighting Studio Director. Jimmy has extensive experience in lighting, daylighting, and sustainable system design including involvement in technically complex projects aligned with AEI's expertise as well as Civic, Museum, University, and Science and Technology. Jimmy is a registered Professional Engineer and Lighting Certified.

 

Outside of work keep an eye out for Jimmy biking down the Pennypack trail or otherwise enjoying the Philadelphia running scene.