Construction is when plans go into action. Mistakes can cost valuable time and money. ACS proactively manages the construction of your project with a diligent eye on design detail that ensures strict quality control, improved safety, fewer changes and reduced overall costs.
At ACS, our Flexible Delivery Model greatly streamlines and simplifies the process of delivering a facility that meets your requirements. Whether our clients choose CMAR (Construction Management at Risk), Design/Build, EPC (Engineer Procure Construct), or other methods, ACS' involvement keeps a project on budget and on schedule.
ACS can engage as:
ACS tailors our services to help improve project quality, minimize costs and accelerate completion.
Knowledge and hands-on skills to effectively manage your unique facility construction project
Working together, our experienced project engineers, building construction managers and site superintendents form construction management teams that have the knowledge and hands-on skills it takes to effectively manage your unique facility construction project. We manage ongoing quality of subcontractor performance to assure implementation of the design intent and provide leadership in resolution of all general construction and MEP construction issues. Our site superintendent provides daily on-site oversight of all construction personnel and conducts weekly meetings to keep you informed of progress.
Rigorous process for selecting suppliers and managing bids
We have developed a rigorous process to identify and qualify the local supply chain that includes:
Selection of each supplier is based on a matrix review of each proposal that includes:
ACS' Bidding Process Control includes:
Team approach includes accurate schedule and cost information throughout project
Quality-oriented project control starts with the very first team meeting and continues until final project closeout. The cost control systems we use are a key component in the team approach and philosophy of trust we work to foster on our projects. Accurate schedule and cost information, shared by all Team members, is crucial.
Detail is managed. Reporting is flexible to meet needs of client
ACS will initiate project cost control procedures, including development of detailed cost reports and forecasting consistent with the owner reporting requirements for the project. We will monitor the project budget status, forecast anticipated costs and prepare regular status and variance reports. We will also establish and implement procedures for evaluation, approval and processing subcontractor change requests. Budget Reports of various formats can be produced which compare the projected budget with the projected cost for each budget code line item. Our project cost report system is flexible and can be tailored to satisfy client-specific requirements.
Commitments can be reviewed and checked by all project members
We maintain detailed, up-to-date cost information for all contractor, vendor and general condition commitments. All commitments are entered into the system weekly by cost code allowing all contractual information to be viewed and reported. All project members can review and check the status of any vendor and/or pending commitments.
ACS is responsible for master schedule, which takes account of client’s internal project deadlines
The ACS Project Team is responsible for developing and maintaining the schedule. ACS will engage key personnel for input and discussion of overall scheduling coordination. The ACS Schedule Control and Tracking process can be summarized as follows:
ACS is known for delivery of projects within the identified budget and schedule. We execute the construction project with oversight for meeting the acceptance criteria developed during preconstruction and design.
Safety program is developed for each project
ACS develops a Safety Program for each project, incorporating the safety requirements of the client, addressing the issues specific to that site, and including the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and any other Federal, State, local and owner safety codes that apply. The prevention of injuries is the first and primary consideration of the ACS Safety Program.
ACS firmly believes that accident prevention is everyone’s responsibility. ACS Management assures that on-site supervisors are given direction to carry out proper safe practices and procedures.
The influence of ACS Site Superintendents is utilized to the fullest extent to promote safety. Our Site Superintendents have all participated in 10-hour OSHA safety training. Minimum responsibilities of superintendents are: