preconstruction services

Pre-planning is critical to project success and is the very first step in our preconstruction process. We draw from our team’s deep knowledge and bring that to bear on each project. Each team member brings their personal history along with our collective lessons learned to develop the best plan for your next project.

Our staff’s ability to constructively challenge the team to build a better product, from the earliest stages of design, results in value for the owner by guiding the team down the right path from concept through construction completion.

Our Preconstruction Services include:

  • Facility Assessments

  • Bond Program Assessments

  • Estimating

  • Value Analysis

  • Life Cycle Cost

  • Schedule

  • Constructability Reviews

  • Site Logistical Review

  • Material Procurement

  • Bid Package Strategy

  • Subcontractor Outreach

  • Assist with AHJ Reviews & Permitting

  • Infection Control Plan Recommendations

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • LEED® and Sustainable Construction Strategies

Preconstruction Estimating Services are handled in-house by our estimators using our 23,000 line item historical cost database, and include:

Conceptual Estimating

Detail Cost Estimates

Schematic Design Estimates

Design Development Estimates


The greatest opportunity to provide value on a project is at the conceptual design stage. The conceptual estimate is the critical element in determining the right direction for a project. Owners depend on our conceptual estimating expertise as a valuable resource when deciding how to proceed with a project and when evaluating potential design solutions.

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program management

Construction projects – regardless of size – involve numerous details, and not every owner has the time or experience to manage the process. That’s where AUCH comes in, as we can manage your entire program and construction process – from pre-design through project delivery and closeout. Our services make projects more efficient: controlling costs, schedules, and work scope without compromising quality.


Our staff's expertise allows us to manage the planning, design, and construction phases of your project, including technology, commissioning, and environmental or Owner’s consultants. We also assist in feasibility, space planning, and relocation studies as part of overall Program Management.


We provide superior program management services for public and private owners alike. We have experience managing both single site and multi-site construction projects and programs, with a combination of single projects, multiple simultaneous projects, or multi-phased projects.


We have the knowledge, staff, and capabilities to handle your project with your desired construction delivery method.

  • Construction Management (CM)

  • General Contract (GC)

  • Integrated Project approach

  • Design Build


Our team approach - achieved through the integration of people and processes - brings real value to Owners. By using tools such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) with our robust planning, pre-construction, and construction execution processes we can guide the project team through challenging and complex projects.


Empowering clients with knowledge to make informed decisions

From site selection to evaluating the next steps with existing assets, Facility Assessments are valuable tools. Our team of seasoned construction professionals, in collaboration with your design team, can assist in assessing your next potential project.


We provide a thorough and cost-effective itemized analysis of facility needs, assist in prioritizing projects and project elements, and develop successful capital plans allowing Owners to make critical construction decisions with confidence.


Whether you are assembling a pre-bond plan, renovating an existing facility or developing on a greenfield site, accurate data on development and construction costs becomes the key to project planning success.



With more than one hundred years in business, we would not be the company we are without focusing on sustainability. Providing our Owners with the lowest cost of ownership is a long-standing goal, and is really what sustainability is all about.  We have several LEED® Accredited Professionals (LEED® APs) on board across all our disciplines ready to assist you on your next project.


Sustainable practices and methods are built into our services. We practice sustainable principles on our projects, whether you are seeking LEED® certification or just looking to apply the principles. Our knowledgeable accredited staff will guide your team in understanding which various LEED® principles may apply to your project and in determining their value, allowing you to make informed decisions on what makes sense for your project.

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a powerful tool that can help every project save time and money. With credentialed individuals in-house and collaborative agreements with experts in the industry, our staff guides the project team with BIM integration amongst key members on your project.

Let us assist in bringing the world of BIM to your next project.

From clash detection during planning to delivering a completed model at the end of the project, AUCH can provide what your project requires.

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The architectural, engineering, and construction industry is embracing Lean delivery, and we are no exception. We recognize that the fundamental principle behind Lean is defining and delivering what is of real value to our clients.


By integrating Lean principles into our standard project delivery, we are able to leverage our long-standing philosophy of teamwork and collaboration to ensure our clients benefit from this approach.

Some of the Lean tools and processes we utilize include: 

  • Target Value Design

  • Pull Planning

  • Big Room/Co-location

  • Set-Based Design

  • Choosing by advantage

  • A3 Decision Making

  • The 5 Why's

  • Pre-fabrication

  • Just-in-time Delivery

  • Design Assist

  • Integrated Project Approach

  • Building Information Modeling


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Preconstruction Services

Lean Approach

Program & Project Management

Our services mitigate risks, making projects more efficient

Project Delivery Methods

Facility Assessment Services

Sustainability Services

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BIM Services