ACS consultants provide expert evaluations and thorough analyses. These services have been provided for some of the most complex of technical projects.

With this background, ACS adds value to your new project by providing:

  • Conceptual design strategies
  • Technical analysis of facility requirements
  • Strategies and programs for expedited project delivery.
  • Cost and methodology appraisal
  • Schedule analysis
  • Review of construction documents
  • Evaluation of regulatory compliance
  • Value engineering and analysis of return on investment
  • Negotiation of permitting strategies including AMMs
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Consulting Projects

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Decommissioning and Asset Recovery of Department of Defense Semiconductor Facility
Project:
Decommissioning and Asset Recovery of Government Semiconductor Facility
Client:
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

This assignment involves the evaluation of methods and means to safely decommission a government owned semiconductor fabrication facility. ACS and the consultant team from Arizona State University (ASU) developed project management and contracting strategies for implementation by the Government. In addition to the project management and health and safety aspects of this project, ACS developed strategies for modification of infrastructure systems (HVAC, RODI, etc.) to effect energy reduction.

GlobalFoundries Code and Permitting Consulting
Project:
Code and Permitting Consulting for Wafer Fabrication Facility
Client:
Confidential Client
New York State

ACS serves as consultant to the design team and owner of this world class foundry project (approximately 250,000 square feet of cleanroom manufacturing). Challenges included development and negotiation of alternative methods and means strategies (AMMs) for compliance with current International Code Council (ICC) building and fire codes for a variety of complex matters. In addition, the proprietary hazardous materials analysis software of ACS was used to determine compliance with building and fire code limitations on such inventory.

Design Review of Hotel and Convention Center
Project:
Design Review of Hotel and Convention Center
Client:
City of Tucson
Tucson, AZ

Acting as the owner’s agent, reviewed construction documents for HVAC and plumbing systems for 25 story hotel and expansion of multi-use convention center expansion. Offered recommendations to improve system performance, reduce costs and improve energy efficiency.

Sandia National Laboratories MESA Project
Project:
Sandia National Laboratories MESA Project
Client:
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

Acting as the owner’s agent, ACS reviewed the design concepts and proposals of an internationally recognized engineering firm for the MEMS fabrication facility. This assignment involved value engineering, conceptual design, HPM analysis, development of code compliance strategies and overall evaluation of the optimum conceptual design for this project with a total budget in excess of $200 million.

Micron Technology Test Facility
Project:
Micron Technology Wafer Fab
Client:
Micron Technology Inc.
Lehi, UT

Owner’s agent providing design guidance, value engineering, project delivery consulting and oversight for the design of a 300mm wafer fab. Approximate value of base bid – $250 million.

LLNL National Ignition Facility (NIF), Livermore, CA
Project:
LLNL National Ignition Facility (NIF)
Client:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
Livermore, CA

Evaluation of the design and construction of HVAC systems for the largest laser facility in the world. The purpose of the evaluation and the report and recommendations was to determine the reasons for inadequate performance of the HVAC systems responsible for controlling the environment (strict temperature, noise and vibration control is required). Field studies, in-situ testing and theoretical/practical evaluation of the various HVAC systems in this building with more than 200,000 square feet of area were accomplished. The field tests were correlated to theoretical evaluations to determine if the test results could be relied upon as a basis for recommendations. A detailed report was developed to explain the methodology and the findings to a highly technical client that was not conversant with the details of HVAC system design, construction or operation. The report provided prioritized recommendations for potential implementation by LLNL.
Photo Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Motorola MOS 21 Wafer Fab
Project:
MOS 21 Wafer Fab
Client:
Motorola Inc.
Mesa, AZ

Design consult on facility including more than 30,000 square feet of Class 10 Cleanrooms. Approximately 150,000 square feet total project. Team approach allowed customer's First Silicon 10 days ahead of schedule and in record time for a 200mm wafer fab start-up. Some tools instated in new industry benchmark installation times. Project also involved the design and construction of a new central chilled water and steam plant, upgrade of RO/DI water plant, upgrade of wastewater treatment plant and upgrade of campus electrical substation. Approximate project value $80 million.

Evaluation of Chilled Water Distribution Systems on Manufacturing Campus
Project:
Evaluation of Chilled Water Distribution Systems on Manufacturing Campus
Client:
Confidential Client
Phoenix, AZ

Evaluation of large chilled water and glycol/water (low temperature) distribution systems at a manufacturer's campus. The chilled water system had an aggregate capacity in excess of 20,000 tons of refrigeration effect and the glycol/water (34F) system capacity was approximately 3,000 tons. These chilled water systems and the miles of piping they included served several hundred air handling units ranging to 100,000 CFM in capacity. The systems were incapable of efficiently delivering chilled water to all of the terminal devices and the operating costs were beyond norms for systems of this type. ACS supervised the quantitative analysis of these systems utilizing computer simulation techniques and prepared a report providing prioritized retrofit recommendations to the owner. This report was later used as the basis for design of retrofit of the central plant and the piping distribution systems by Acorn Consulting.

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