Whether creating an economical and easy to rollout prototype from scratch, modifying current drawings to create a prototype, or managing projects using your existing prototype, APD has the expertise you need to complete your project as quickly and efficiently as possible.
APD Engineering & Architecture has enjoyed its greatest success in the area of national multi-site roll-out, prototype architecture and civil support. We have more than 20 years of experience working on projects for grocery, food service, auto repair, retail, commercial and multi-tenant clients. We have successfully implemented multi-site roll-out programs and developed prototype programs for some of the largest retailers and restaurant clients in the world.
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.
Our use of advanced integrated design platforms incorporating Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology allow 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 provides homeowners, and/or potential buyers, solutions and assistance in removing homes from FEMA Floodplain Maps. Many homes can be removed in less than 3 months by engineering acceptable foundation fill solutions. APD administers the entire process, including: survey, design, permitting, stake-out, as-built survey, final fill and filing of all FEMA paperwork, such as a certificate of elevation, for complete removal.
APD guides Land Developers and Site Owners through local agency approvals and permitting processes. Our design staff has the experience to work with you to design quality projects that meet your needs and financial goals. APD focuses individual attention on our clients to ensure a successful outcome in each situation.
Should a given home be unable to be removed from Floodplain Maps, APD is able to provide acceptable water-resistant construction measures. These are an added protection against flooding to protect your belongings, as well as to assist in decreasing your yearly flood insurance premiums.
David J. LaRue, EIT, PLS, CFPM is a Certified Floodplain Manager who has successfully removed more than 275 homes in New York State from FEMA Floodplain maps since he started providing these services in 2008.
Having removed structures from every corner of New York State, Mr. LaRue’s success arises from his ability to work closely with FEMA to fully understand their requirements for removing a house or parcel (either whole or partial) from the Floodplain.
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).
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: