Consultation and Collaboration
AFS, AIREPLUS, and WPB Architects, have a history of working together successfully to deliver fast food outlet builds. Through in-depth discussion on requirements, AFS designed a unique roof design that delivered a higher quality result for the project and still met architectural intent.
Bespoke Engineers were unfamiliar with Scottsdale design software used by AFS. In order to facilitate a smooth construction program, the AFS team proactively engaged the engineers to provide training.
In the original project drawings, heavy mechanical units and large ducts wereto be placed within a shallow roof space which would cause access problems for mechanical and service installation and ongoing maintenance post construction.
AFS engineered a new unique roof solution for the 274m² free-standing KFC restaurant which reduced applicable structural steel down to the essential. This returned significant cost savings back to the builder, Dunemann Constructions (Dunemann).
The design used a combination of light gauge steel trusses and ceiling strapping to ensure structural integrity. The design allowed easier access and greater space for AIREPLUS and other trades to install and maintain mechanical and other services during and after construction. Strapping was installed without interfering with any of the mechanical units.
AFS operates in a socially responsible way and always attempts to engage the local workforce where it is delivering projects. On this occasion, AFS combined a mix of local tradespeople, managed by and supplementing AFS’s own crew, to deliver the installation.
AFS’s experience in this type of project resulted in the design, engineering,
manufacturing and installation (DEMI) processes all delivered with ease.
AFS provided value to the project and Dunemann through its innovative light weight steel frame solution, which resulted in more efficient integration of services and facilitated ongoing maintenance.
The solution lowered framing costs for Dunemann and was delivered on time and under budget.
AFS light weight steel frame installation was completed in just 8 days.