Resources Tagged: Facilities & Construction

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Seven Mistakes that Will Kill Your Project’s Budget

March 7, 2022

If you’ve ever been responsible a facility construction project, you know that managing the budget can be an especially daunting task. In the months between budget approval and project completion, any number of problems can rear their costly heads. Scope changes, material prices, even inclement weather can pile expenses onto the total.

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Like a Glove: Designing Equipment and Facilities to Work Hand in Hand

January 17, 2022

An integrated test stand can be as easy to operate as an integrated air conditioning system. “We want the operator to enter the least amount of data required to get their test under way,” ACS Senior Mechanical Engineer Kevin Koss said. “Running a test shouldn’t have a bunch of steps like, ‘Go start the chilled water system over here, then go over there and make sure those valves are open.’ You should be able to start the test and those things just happen.”

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Matt Jorgensen, Director of Facility Engineering and Site Management at ACS leads a class "Five Challenges to Building a Test Center"

Five Challenges to Building a Test Center

September 7, 2021

“To keep scope in line with budget, the designer can pare down the list of wants and needs to the true immediate needs, but design the facility to be expanded in the future. That way additional wants can be accommodated over time without having to build from scratch.” – Matt Jorgensen

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ACS Completes Sierra Nevada Corp VORTEX® Engine Test Facility

June 6, 2019

ACS recently completed work on the new Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) VORTEX® engine test facility at the Badger Army Ammunition Depot. ACS was the designer and builder for the project, which consisted of upgrading the existing testing facilities, infrastructure, and site as well as designing and managing the construction of an entire new test cell.

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ACS Wins Award for Acoustic Testing Equipment Lab

February 21, 2018

ACS completed some of Wisconsin’s most impressive and unique construction work in 2017. ACS received a Project of Distinction Award by Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin for its Raising the Roof to Build a State-of-the-Art Acoustics Lab – Briggs & Stratton project in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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Moving Dirt in Michigan

September 6, 2016

Last week was a special one for me and for ACS; we started moving dirt on our first turnkey greenfield site in Michigan – a 35,000 square foot research and development facility.

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Planning For Success

July 20, 2015

When it comes to facility planning, the statement “spend a dollar today to save ten dollars tomorrow” could not be truer.

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