A Single Source for Efficient Movement Through Your Building


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A Better Bottom Line

Smart, fast, and lean logistics solutions increase efficiency, reduce labor and improve bottom lines. Our integrated approach draws on methods like lean design, evidence-based design, and acuity-adaptable design to find the best options for your specific needs.

  • Waste Management – Process improvement, volume estimates, emerging technologies, ergonomic design and equipment selection
  • Supply Chain / Materials Management – Supply chain process improvement, stores, point of use, sterile processing and inventory management
  • Materials Handling and Distribution – Automated guided vehicle systems, autonomous mobile robots, gravity and pneumatic chutes, pneumatic tube systems and vertical conveyors
  • Loading Docks – Dock bay estimates, vehicle access / maneuverability simulation, ergonomic equipment design and specification
  • Pedestrian Circulation – Visually simulate every building element, including vertical transportation, to optimize people flow from sidewalk to seat.

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Architectural, Operational and Organizational Systems for Critical Support Areas



  • Master Planning
  • Space and Functional Programming
  • Conceptual Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Pedestrian Circulation



  • Bid Assistance
  • Construction Services
  • User Training



  • Contract Review / Preparation
  • Equipment Assessment
  • Performance Reporting
  •  Educate your Staff on Evolving Technologies
  • Process Improvement Studies
  • Functional Programming and Training
  • Transport Studies
  • Non-Labor Cost Reduction Programs


Repair + Modernize

  • Asset Review
  • Capital Planning
  • Acquisition Report
  • Equipment Survey
  • Code Compliance Review
  • Specifications
  • Bid Assistance
  • Construction Services


“Lerch Bates understands the way buildings interact with people and how building systems come together to enhance overall use and effectiveness.”