With more than 80 – 100 restaurants set to open in a calendar year, Chick-ﬁl-A requires fast turn around and very eﬃcient structural plans. Every store is unique and requires a custom design. Shimaji & Lascola, Inc., the Structural Engineer of Record, provided PACO the lateral and gravity loads along with architectural parameters and foundation preferences. The request was for the moment frame drawings and full calculation package in 48 hours.
The client commented, “Using PACO was an easy decision. This is not a product that you just pick out of a catalogue. Each moment frame was speciﬁcally designed to our loading criteria and detailed to meet any architectural restrictions our project had. The contractor loved the PACO moment frame, indicating that he was able to get the frame oﬀ the delivery truck and fully erected in less than two hours. PACO has become an integral part of our design team and we will continue to use them on as many projects as we can.”
“PACO provided the most eﬃcient bolted connection design and provided numerous connection details and suggestions to allow for rapid completion of the structural steel connections”