The Zero Accident Goal

Safety is AUI Inc.’s number one priority!  The goal of AUI’s safety program is the prevention of all accidents, not just those with the potential for serious loss. Our in-house Safety Director regularly inspects job sites to ensure safe working conditions and practices, as well as OSHA compliance.


AUI strives to maintain a workforce where field employees hold a minimum of OSHA 10 certification, and all Superintendents and Foremen have a minimum of 30-Hour OSHA training. Additionally, our Safety Director oversees AUI’s extensive safety training programs in areas including but not limited to: Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Excavation, Fall Protection, Hazardous Waste Emergency Response, and CPR/First Aid.

Other AUI Safety Initiatives

  • Mandatory Safety Orientation for new employees
  • Orange Hard Hat Policy requiring new employees to wear orange hard hats for six months
  • Aggressive Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
  • Routine and unannounced job site inspections
  • Weekly safety meetings at each job site
  • Stretching exercises each morning to prevent injuries

Current AUI Safety Partnerships

  • 2009 – 2016 NMUCA (formerly NUCA of NM) and NM OSHA Zia Partnership – Platinum Level
  • 2004 – 2016 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Safety Partnership – Platinum Level

AUI Safety Awards

  • 2013 Public Regulation Commission and Pipeline Safety Bureau Cooper Award for outstanding dedication to exemplifying excavation law safety
  • 2013 NUCA William H. Feather Safety Award Honorable Mention
  • 2004 – 2013 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) STEP Platinum Award
  • 2005 – 2013 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Certificate of Commendation- Excellent Safety Record (25% below division incident rate)
  • 2009 Department of the Army Recognition of Achievements in Safety Management for 3rd Quarter – Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) Infrastructure Water and Sewer Infrastructure
  • 2007 CHASE Partnership Blue Level awarded by NM OSHA and AGC for “Construction Safety and Health Excellence”
  • 2007 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety Excellence Winner – Heavy Division
  • 2007 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety Excellence Superintendent Award – Heavy Division
  • 2006 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety Excellence Winner – Heavy Division
  • 2005 NUCA William H. Feather Safety Award Winner
  • 2004 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety Excellence 1st place award – Heavy Division

Project News

AUI Breaks Ground on Largest Project in Company History

Rio Bravo Groundbreaking

July 31, 2017–

The NMDOT held a groundbreaking ceremony for the I-25/Rio Bravo Interchange Project today, and construction is scheduled to begin on August 8th.

The $50M project is the largest in AUI’s 36-year history.
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Employee News

Deluca Presented with Albuquerque Good Samaritan Award

Photo of Mayor Richard Berry presenting Good Samaritan Award to Anthony Deluca.

September 1, 2017–

Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized Anthony Deluca as this week’s Good Samaritan for helping a man who was blind cross a busy intersection. Deluca is an employee of AUI, Inc., a contractor for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project. Read more…