Whether creating an economical and efficient prototype from scratch, modifying current drawings to develop a prototype, or managing projects using an existing prototype – APD has the expertise needed to complete your project as quickly and efficiently as possible.
APD’s expertise is in national multi-site roll-out, prototype architecture, and civil support. We have over 25 years of experience working on projects for grocery, food service, auto repair, hospitality, retail, commercial, and multi-tenant clients.
APD is proud to say we have successfully implemented multi-site roll-out programs and developed prototype programs for some of the world’s largest retailers and restaurant clients.
APD has honed its expertise to a craft regarding multi-site rollouts. Locally or nationally, APD is equipped with the staff and skills needed to provide comprehensive services for any size rollout. With various clients, APD has provided full national rollouts consisting of 100s of stores and more moderately scaled local and regional rollouts.
Whatever size your rollout may be, APD has the staff and expertise to assist.
As a direct result of our success with multi-site rollout programs, clients have selected APD to be their Prototype Architect. In this capacity, APD works closely with our client to develop, maintain, and effectively share the prototype with all stakeholders. APD’s dedicated prototype team integrates our client’s varied and ever-changing requirements into a well-organized set of drawings and specifications. Numerous design options and use of universal design flexibility are incorporated into all prototypes, allowing for efficient use by the site-adapt architect.
We work continuously with our clients to improve store concepts and refine building designs while maintaining their specific criteria and brand identity. Understanding the impact of materials and constructability on efficiency, construction costs and operating costs, we regularly review materials and design details to refine each prototype for our clients.
APD uses collaborative technologies to distribute prototype documents, provide prototype updates, and communicate prototype changes to all members of our clients’ rollout program teams.
APD excels at national multi-site rollouts. Our team of architects and engineers work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and help them best achieve their expansion goals. Our team approach for site-adapting new build, retrofit, renovation, and remodel projects allows us to successfully complete a large volume of projects efficiently, on budget and on schedule, while maintaining a high level of quality. Our experience has given us the ability to quickly adapt prototypes to each location’s specific requirements.
We have completed projects for our clients in many municipalities throughout the nation and have experience with varying building code requirements. In many cases, having previously worked with a local municipality allows us to identify and seamlessly site adapt the prototype to the site-specific location and local permit requirements.
Our use of collaborative technologies allows greater coordination among the entire project team for project management, design, and construction documents.
3D Photorealistic images and 3D Architectural Modeling provides a detailed view of a future project, improving communication between developers, engineers, fabricators, architects, and clients. This improved communication can minimize approval time and save cost when used strategically.
Our use of advanced integrated design platforms incorporating Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology allows APD to integrate design information, construction expertise, equipment requirements, and client-specific knowledge within a single virtual model. By integrating 3D design into our civil engineering, we are able to reduce design effort and conflicts for underground utilities and features, optimize earthwork, and better visualize a design.
All of our projects are built on platforms with full BIM and 3D architectural modeling capabilities. We can provide fully developed building and/or site perspective models for presentations at public meetings and hearings. These can include full simulation of traffic conditions and critical visual perspectives, including fly-by and on-demand perspectives, in both fixed and dynamic conditions.
APD has a dedicated Permitting Department that is skilled at obtaining permits for our clients in an efficient and timely manner. Having worked in jurisdictions throughout the United States, APD is familiar with a variety of code issues and municipal requirements.
Any state required referrals (i.e. in NYS a project may need to be reviewed by County Planning Board if it meets certain criteria per 239m law).
APD offers fire escape inspections to satisfy required code-compliance and safe operation of fire escape equipment.
The 2015 International Fire Code (adopted by New York State) Section 1188.8.131.52 requires that fire escape inspections be conducted on stairways, balconies and ladders by a registered design professional for structural stability and egress safety every five years (or as required by the local code official). APD will come to the property that you own or manage, document the condition of the fire escape(s), and complete a detailed fire escape inspection report assessing the safety and code compliance of the fire escape(s). APD will then provide this report to both the property owner/manager and appropriate code official(s).
All elements observed to be in satisfactory condition and not in need of maintenance or repair at the time of the inspection.
Some elements may require minor maintenance. It is presumed that the authority having jurisdiction (fire code official or building inspector) will confirm the completion of noted maintenance without requiring re-inspection by APD.
Elements require specific repairs and re-inspection by the registered design professional.
Pricing for fire escape inspections may vary depending on the size, complexity, type of construction, number of access points, and locations of the fire escape(s) being examined.
Please reach out to APD with any questions, or to schedule your fire escape inspection.
It is important to note that a fire escape inspection may be required in order to receive a Certificate of Occupancy as many jurisdictions begin to enforce this section of the International Fire Code.
Please review the following steps to take before scheduling a fire escape inspection: