Aiken Cost Consultants (ACC) has a proud history of providing accurate construction cost information to Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Developers since 1986, completing more than 3500 projects since our inception.  While ACC qualifies as an ORCA Certified Small Business and is registered in CCR, we have all disciplines in-house, and organize our assignments accordingly in order to work more closely with the design team. This maximizes efficiency and understanding of the project, allowing us to anticipate likely scenarios and potential alternates without requiring fully detailed drawings.

Management Team

President and Sr. Estimator/QC – 36 years of experience

Operations Manager and Sr. Estimator – 39 years of experience

Sr. Estimator for Architectural, Structural, and Civil – 16 years of experience

Sr. Estimator for HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection – 41 years of experience

Sr. Estimator for Electrical and Communications – 32 years of experience

Services Overview

We help clients manage and deliver cost effective designs through a variety of cost estimating services. These include parametric, conceptual, feasibility study, budget, schematic design, design development, intermediate design, and construction document level estimates during the design phase. Our estimates can be provided in standard formats, or custom formats which follow the Work Breakdown Structure.

We also offer change order review/price comparisons (during construction), comparative cost analysis (during Value Engineering), Request for Proposal (RFP) budget estimates, Building Evaluation Survey budget estimates, Parallel Estimates for Design/Build or CM-at-Risk contracts, and participation in Design Charrettes/Programming initiatives.

ACC has extensive experience in UniFormat II, CSI Division, MCACES MII (Corp of Engineers), Success Estimator (NAVFAC), PACES, RSMeans CostWorks, GSA, NASA, Veterans Administration and National Park Service requirements and formats.

Experience Overview

Our professional estimators average over 21 years of experience in either architectural, structural, civil, mechanical (HVAC), plumbing/fire protection, or electrical/communications work. While our projects have included a wide range of clients and markets, our focus is on the following markets:

Military • K-12 Educational • Colleges & Universities • Municipalities • Commercial • Medical • Historical • Sports Complexes • Religious Institutions

ACC has experience in working with many Federal and State agencies such as DoD, VA, DDESS, DoDEA, USPS, NASA, AAFES, DFAS, GSA, FEMA, Homeland Security, FLETC, National Guard, National Park Service, NOAA, Fish & Wildlife, USDA, etc.