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

Timeline

1991

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

1993

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

1994

Addition of construction services.

1998

Addition of the Survey Group.

1999

Groundbreaking of Middletown office.

2001

Ribbon cutting for Middletown office.

2005

Established New York, NY, office.

2006

Established Boston, MA, office.

2009

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

2010

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

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

2018

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