About ACS

Our reputation is built on trust, performance, and safety.

Since 2003, ACS (formerly Akima Construction Services) has provided cutting-edge construction services for the federal government. Groundbreaking new construction, innovative top-to-bottom renovations, and forward-thinking design/build and design/bid/build projects are our hallmarks. A small company with big capabilities, ACS delivers results that earn repeat business.
ACS attributes our success to three dominant factors – our flexibility, our commitment to safety, and our hands-on leadership team.

Flexibility and Innovation

“When requirements change, we change.”

Construction is a dynamic trade; clients’ wants and needs change, often as a project is underway. Revamped plans, accelerated timelines, expanded scope – ACS seamlessly handles changes. Whenever possible, we work with architects, historians, building managers, and other key stakeholders to ensure everything from design to clean-up is seamless, with minimal disruptions to current tenants, and maintains the necessary aesthetic feel of projects. Our ability to incorporate project expansions and meet moving deadlines has brought clients back to us time and again; we deliver reliable services on time and on budget.

Flexibility is a claim often made in the construction industry; the real-world examples below provide testimony to our capabilities.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, ACS was given just 45 days to procure, transport, and set up 450 modular classrooms in storm-ravaged Mississippi. Hurricane Rita hit while ACS was in the middle of operations – but we still finished four days ahead of schedule, helping thousands of children return to school.

Tasked with interior renovations on an upper floor of an active and highly secure Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) site, ACS worked with the DIA to minimize costs. Instead of blowing the budget and timeline on obtaining advanced clearances for every on-site employee, ACS sealed off the working area and hired guards and escorts. Workers and materials were brought in through a window on the XX floor to maintain the integrity of secure areas.

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) needed two separate buildings at the Savannah River Site designed and built on a tight schedule and under a strict budget. ACS compressed the design phase to allow some planning tasks to start early and performed value engineering analysis and constructability reviews concurrently with the design process- allowing the NNSA to move into the new buildings four to six months ahead of schedule.

See more of our recent work in our portfolio.