Our Story


AI Engineers traces its roots to 1991 as a local CT bridge engineering firm founded by current CEO Abul Islam, PE, FASCE. Over time, our once small practice has expanded in both its geographic footprint and services offered to provide our growing public and private clients with a true multidisciplinary experience. After nearly 30 years of hard work and collaboration, AI has emerged as a leading national firm with offices in CT, NY, MA, VA, RI, and PA and a diverse project portfolio across the country.

Today, as we continue to grow and further develop our capabilities and expertise, we are excited about the direction our firm is headed in and inspired to continue implementing new and innovative technology initiatives that add value to all of our engineering disciplines.  Whether we are inspecting a historic bridge, designing a roadway, or building clean water infrastructure, AI will continue to question what's possible to improve the quality of life for our clients and, ultimately, for our communities.

AI: Built from the Ground Up



Trade name registered with the Town of Cromwell, CT, as a consulting bridge engineering firm.


Moved from home office into first commercial office at 460 Smith Street, Middletown, CT.


Addition of construction services.


Addition of the Survey Group.


Groundbreaking of Middletown office.


Ribbon cutting for Middletown office.


Established New York, NY, office.


Established Boston, MA, office.


Opened Richmond, VA, & Cranston, RI, offices.


Abul received the Business Champion award for Excellence in Sustainability from the MetroHartford Alliance.


Received the ACEC National Recognition Award for the Replacement of Amtrak Bridge #00340 over Route 1 in Branford, CT.


Ranked on the ENR Top 500 Design Firms for the first time.


Designed the first lateral slide accelerated bridge construction project in CT located in Waterford.   Performed the first CTDOT-sanctioned unmanned aerial systems bridge inspection in CT on the Gold Star Bridge in New London.   Celebrated 25 years in business.


Middletown office expansion ribbon cutting attended by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy & Attorney General George Jepsen.


Dolph Rotfeld Engineering, P.C. joins AI Engineers.