Commercial

Commercial design requires meeting the needs of private owner groups with a focus on attractiveness to customers, efficiency in construction, and ease of operation. Each project is as unique as the personality of the individual and purpose of the business. PCD’s experience in commercial design includes restaurants, offices, medical facilities, building repurposing, and historical renovations. Our team has been involved in the commercial design of a variety of structures, including wood, steel, masonry, and concrete. PCD’s experience as designers and constructors allows us to help clients stretch their construction funds so that projects become economically feasible. The personal touch of our focused team of professionals produces practical solutions and outstanding results because we take pride in every project like it’s our own.

Highlighted Projects

Myrtle Wilkes Community Center
Cisco, TX

Services: Architectural Engineering

Building Activities: Worship, Sports, Exercise, Meetings, Community Gatherings

Status: Completed 2016

Description: Totaling 56,124 square feet with three stories, this venue serves as a new community center, with religious space, supporting business offices, a basketball court, fitness center and second floor elevated running track. PCD designed all foundations and primary and secondary structural members. The structural system included wide flange and tube steel columns and wide flange, joist girders and bar joist floor and roof framing. The exterior façade of the building was brick veneer held by load-bearing masonry block. The structure was supported by a spread footing and slab-on-grade foundation. Existing buildings were also repurposed to provide needed space for the venue’s varied programs. The existing structure system was precast concrete. The existing structural members were modified and supported to provide clear spans, building openings and increased loadings, as dictated by the architectural design.

Mid America Flight Museum
Mount Pleasant, TX

Services: Project Coordination, Architectural Engineering

Building Activities: Airplane Storage, Maintenance & Restoration, Community Gatherings

Status: Completed 2016

Description: PCD designed a 32,000 square foot airplane hangar and flight museum located in Mount Pleasant, TX. The hangar houses vintage aircraft owned by the Mid-America Flight Museum. This project featured a wide clear span, arched roof structure, with a spread footing and heated slab-on-grade foundation. PCD coordinated and lead a team of architects and engineers to complete the design and to administer the project’s construction.

Emory First Assembly of God
Emory, TX

Services: Project Coordination, Architectural Engineering

Building Activities: Worship, Community Gatherings

Status: Completed 2016

Description: PCD was hired by a regional contractor to design a 7,047 square foot church featuring a sanctuary, offices, library, meeting rooms, kitchen, restrooms and nursery area. PCD worked closely with the contractor, owners, architects and other engineering disciplines to complete this design-build contract. The design team worked with the contractor, Department of Transportation, and city utility providers to locate the building on the property so that it provided easy access to the city utilities and access to adjoining city streets, while still providing all parking on the small site. The design team performed code reviews, egress analysis and ADA design to ensure a safe worship environment. A well-coordinated set of construction documents was key to providing a set of plans that could be constructed without expensive contractor change orders and could be constructed efficiently and without unforeseen schedule impacts. PCD also provided the structural design of the building. The building structure is a wood-frame, with shear walls, and long-span wood trusses. The superstructure is supported by a traditional slab-on-grade foundation.