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Planning & Design Works

The most demanding job in building design is the responsibility of design engineers. They must develop a design map of the building, design models and schemes, ensuring trouble-free performance of all elements of the building being planned. 

The APBP Architectural Bureau has a very strong design-engineering department gathering the most experienced design engineers whose projects are rightly to be proud of, which was repeatedly confirmed in the course of numerous planning works. Our design engineers have an extensive research experience to their names in the field of improved space- planning and construction solutions for modern buildings, studies in the field of construction development of civic buildings, and vast practical knowledge of planning residential, public and industrial buildings.

Our design-engineering department carries out all types of planning and design works, ensuring architectural planning of buildings, building survey and building renovation, as well as the development of unique, non-standard constructional units and building structures.

The main task of design engineers in the step-by-step development of an architectural project is to achieve the most harmonious interaction of the structure and the architectural shape of the building to be designed.

The central tasks solved by the design-engineering department:

1. Development of construction and space-planning building solutions at all stages of the design process.

The stage of preliminary development of space-planning concepts:

  • selection of optimal materials for load-bearing structures;
  • preparation of efficient construction schemes for the buildings and structures being designed;
  • development of basic design models and design diagrams of separate structural elements.

The stage of planning and design documentation development:

  • basic calculations for approved models and analysis of sections of separate elements; adjustments of design models and schemes, if necessary;
  • revision of planning and design concepts taking into account design requirements regulated by design standards;
  • preparation of text and graphic materials.

The stage of detailed planning and design documentation development:

  • the approved design concepts are specified more exactly and developed thoroughly in drawings; detailed dimensions of design schemes, separate elements and specifications are indicated;
  • guidelines and requirements for the manufacture and installation of building structures, as well as requirements for the construction procedure are developed;

2. Planning and design of separate building structures: floor slabs, columns, frameworks, foundations, using cast-in-situ and pre-cast reinforced concrete, metal structures.

These works are usually performed under separate technical specification statements as subcontract or individual works related to reconstruction, general overhaul or redevelopment of residential and non-residential premises.

3. Development of separate projects in sections “Concrete structures”, “Metal structures”, “Timber structures”. These works are usually carried out under subcontracts with third-party design organizations performing a function of the general designer for these design projects.

4. Development of separate engineering and design concepts, related to the planning, construction and operation of utility networks and production processing lines. In particular, these works include the development of installation concepts for utility systems in high-rise buildings and structures, the development of the main and assistant structures for outdoor advertising, exhibition and concert events. (For example, Zarkana show produced by Cirque du Soleil, which took place in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses in 2012).

 

Structural analyses of buildings and separate structures are conducted by the APBP Architectural Bureau using modern licensed software systems which allow to consider physical and geometrical nonlinearity, variations of design models. The software used makes it possible to carry out calculations of the effects of the buildings and structures designed on the surrounding development.

Design engineers work sticking to a clear standing flow sheet of development, preparation and issue of planning and design documentation, based on cooperation with architectural group experts and the department of utility systems development. The main design decisions are taken only under the guidance of the chief design engineer. Text and graphic presentation of drawings is done in accordance with effective standards and mandatory design rule check.

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