Mahmood Akhter has joined AEI as a project manager serving the mission critical market. Mahmood brings expertise in data center design, construction, and commissioning, and over three million sq ft of Tier III+/IV and LEED-certified experience providing consulting engineering services and owners representation for Fortune 500 clients globally. His hands-on solutions from kick-off to hand-off align operational imperatives and business priorities in enterprise data centers and collocation facilities alike.  

Mahmood has led mission critical projects in the health care, aviation, federal government, and commercial markets, including such tenants of Chicago's 1.1 million sq ft, 100 megawatt Lakeside Technology Center as AT&T, Interactive Brokers, and Equinix.  His talents include: overseeing design, testing, and rework logs to ensure contract and industry standards; developing full quality assurance and commissioning procedures for MEP equipment and systems; and, managing technical escalations on testing scope and issues at the project level.  He is a graduate of the University of Karachi with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and is a University of Wisconsin, Madison-certified commissioning professional.