South State Street, Ephrata, PA
After a tragic fire occurred at the existing location, Professional Design & Construction, Inc. was asked to review the possibility of remodeling and rebuilding the existing structure. Because of the current non-compliant conditions of the existing structure, building a new facility at a different location on the site was not an option due to the cost repercussions associated with land development and site design requirements. As design evolved for the renovations and improvements, it was discovered that the remaining existing structure would require significant structural improvements to meet the building codes. Professional Design & Construction quickly evaluated the option of constructing a new building on the existing foundation and found that the cost was almost equal to the proposed renovation cost. In addition, a significant benefit would be realized by using a pre-engineered steel building where we would be able to limit the amount of interior columns and walls that had been problematic for the retail use in the existing building. The final result was realized with a real team effort between our design and construction professionals to finally arrive at a building option that met budget expectations and improved the over-all function of the existing location.