Meritage was in need of an architect/engineer to design the proposed Wendy’s site in Jamestown Township. FTCH completed the civil site plans and used the Wendy’s prototype to design the building. FTCH provided Meritage with a conceptual site layout, completed plans for site plan approval, and designed construction documents for both the site and the building.
The building design included architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing plans. Our structural engineers and architects were challenged with modifying the Wendy’s prototype plans to completely screen the equipment located on the roof. The parapet walls were raised to accomplish this with little impact on the balance of the building design. We found this solution to be more cost-effective than building a screen around the equipment, given the snow and wind load constraints.