ACS Services

Design Engineering and Construction

Design Engineering and Construction Aligns Scope, Schedule, and Budget

ACS is a comprehensive provider of design and engineering services for building design and construction projects, assuming end-to-end responsibility. We specialize in assembling and managing expert teams comprising mechanical, electrical, test and measurement, and controls engineers who collaborate closely with clients, architectural partners and Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) professionals. This ensures seamless and efficient project execution. Our process and experience position us as single-source experts, enabling us to overlap project phases, commencing with early equipment procurement, thereby expediting construction initiation, and ultimately reducing project timelines.

In design engineering and construction, our expertise encompasses several vital elements. This includes the development of the final design’s acceptance criteria based on the project’s intent, meticulous project permitting, and precise equipment specifications. We also address facility requirements with a constructability analysis to create detailed schedules and estimations, often employing virtual design and 3D modeling for enhanced accuracy. Our integrated approach to planning brings preconstruction services into the earliest possible stages to make sure critical construction decisions are made when there is still.

This is another key component of an inside-out approach, ensuring the most important components and equipment are at the core of the design and build to fit like a glove. With the early acquisition of long-lead process and test equipment, we ensure efficient contract bidding and awarding with materials and systems oversight. Our process confirms a successful and expedited project completion.

Partnership with Design Team

With a deep understanding of design intent and specific facility requirements, we start with seamless alignment of a client’s vision and working philosophy. Whether leading the design process or partnering with your preferred design team, ACS ensures the project is rooted in your goals from the beginning.

Estimating

Early cost visibility empowers clients to make informed decisions and ensures the project remains on budget. Our combination of experienced construction personnel, strong design background, and the latest estimating technology provides our clients with accurate and detailed cost estimates early in the project. These estimates are provided for joint review and cost reconciliation discussions.

Constructability Analysis

Constructability analysis is a systematic evaluation process to assess the feasibility of a project’s design and identify potential construction challenges, cost-effective solutions, and efficiency improvements before the construction phase begins. Its goal is to ensure that the design can be effectively and efficiently translated into physical construction, minimizing delays, cost overruns, and errors during the building process.

Schedule Development

Effective management of your project’s most critical resources—people and time—is essential for ensuring a successful outcome. We implement a project controls methodology that offers comprehensive cost controls and resource allocation management, helping you maintain an organized and intentional project execution within your established budgets and timelines.

Direct Procurement

Our materials management services cover a wide range of general construction materials, MEP equipment (for installation by trade subcontractors), and process equipment on behalf of owners to allow for tax and subcontractor mark-up savings. It requires close and consistent collaboration with stakeholders to ensure the equipment aligns with your design criteria and project completion schedules.

Subcontractor Prequalification

To optimize your construction project, it’s essential to have a well-managed local supply chain and a vetted contracting community. Our proven strategy helps you explore resources and recommendations, conduct interviews, leverage local expertise, and utilize your preferred suppliers.

Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)

When conceptualizing a new facility or an addition to an existing facility, visualizing the proposed space is critical in achieving stakeholder buy-in. Advanced technologies like 3D laser scanning, modeling, and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) services optimize design, scheduling, pricing, functionality, and long-term building lifecycle costs.

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Bringing Vision and Performance Together

ACS provides a full range of expertise within each of our primary areas of service. We combine our knowledge of building design and construction with expertise and understanding of equipment, testing, process systems, automation, and controls for clients who require high performance solutions.