Bruce McLay

Managing Director - Portland

Engineering is about finding a better way of doing something. It's the profession of not being satisfied. We're constantly looking for the next ’better way.’”

Bruce McLay has served as mechanical project engineer and project manager on a variety of AEI's most technically complex facility projects. His experience, spanning both new construction and renovation, includes HVAC systems design, central heating and cooling plants, utility distribution, cold regions engineering, and energy management and controls. Bruce has extensive healthcare and research facility experience, encompassing both basic and applied research, as well as life science, containment, and requisite support utilities. His expertise includes mechanical design with laminar flow, close control of humidity and temperature, supply and exhaust filtering, and special attention to air pressure balance and control.

Bruce has been integrally involved with the application of new technologies to building designs, including chilled beams in healthcare and research environments, phase change materials, enhanced natural ventilation, high-performance fume hood exhaust systems, and such efficient and optimized central plant designs as the effective integration of heat recovery chillers into larger heating and cooling plants.