Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. (AEC) is a full-service engineering design firm specializing in Civil, Structural, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and Fire Protection disciplines. 


Our highly skilled staff of Registered Professional Engineers, LEED-accredited professionals, and graduate technicians enables AEC to be one of the few firms in the region that can offer a turn-key engineering approach and solution. Our networked system allows each engineering discipline to be coordinated through a dedicated Project Manager assigned to your project.  A Design Engineer leads each discipline, monitoring scope parameters and ensuring timely completion. All team members participate in development of the design, empowering them to simplify the flow of information and decision making, while delivering a well-coordinated project.





AEC is led by Founder and CEO, Dave Brandt, who applies a hands-on approach and is actively involved in every aspect of the business operations and project delivery. His role includes oversight of all projects, business development, quality control and coordination between disciplines, owners and architects. He has served as Engineer of Record for well over $5 billion in new construction throughout the Delaware Valley and mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Mr. Brandt has more than 50 years of experience as a Civil and Structural Engineer. He has been a Principal / Owner of a full-service, multi-disciplined engineering firm for more than 30 years. During his early career as a Project Manager for a large international corporation, he successfully completed design, purchasing, bidding, construction and start-up phases for large industrial projects. As a Department Head, his responsibility increased to more than $500 million in new and renovation construction projects throughout the United States. With his extensive background in architecture, engineering and construction, Mr. Brandt possesses the ability to provide unique solutions to unusual engineering challenges. His extensive design-build experience, from the owner’s perspective, helps him understand the needs and requirements of clients. Mr. Brandt is registered in many east coast states from Florida to Massachusetts. 


National Society of Architectural Engineers

American Concrete Institute

Pre-stressed Concrete Institute

American Society of Testing and Materials

American Society of Professional Home & Building Inspectors

United States Green Building Council

Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers

Carpenters Company of Philadelphia


Drexel University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Design