About Advanced Concepts and Engineering


Advanced Concepts and Engineering, LLC was founded to provide an alternative to the current manual quality control processes of the aggregate industry. This alternative comes with the launch of a fully portable, fully automated, intelligent testing laboratory – the ACE Auto-Grade Laboratory. The ACE Auto-Grade automates each of the manual steps involved in the conventional gradation tests and integrates upgraded software and hardware to guide and manage the testing process, including accelerated test reports produced in less time than it takes to run a conventional test.

Having served as a quality control technician in the production sector of the aggregate industry for over 2 decades, Mr. Joel Costonis, Founder and President of the Company, sought a way to overcome challenges associated with the existing conventional practices. Through a process of trial and error, a lot of persistence and significant creativity, the ACE Auto-Grade Laboratory was born.

Advanced Concepts and Engineering differentiates itself by offering the only single automated end to end gradation solution in the industry. At the technical level, the “competition” for the company is the existing manual system even with the costs and inefficiencies that are built into the current processes. In comparison, the ACE Auto-Grade Laboratory’s technology is years ahead of the existing practices.

Advanced Concepts and Engineering is a member of ASTM International as well as a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS] American Society for Quality [ASQ].