The new fire station is made up of three drive-thru apparatus bays and all the associated accommodations for two captains and 10 firefighters. Bunkrooms, showers, bathrooms, a kitchen, fitness area, watch room, and a variety of additional support areas, such as a decontamination space, lockers, and an industrial laundry space are all included.
Plus, the new station features a lobby, public restrooms, a public patio and visitor parking. The new state-of-the-art station is built with structural steel, wood and terracotta siding, a water reclamation system and an energy-efficient VRF (variable refrigerant flow) mechanical system.
During preconstruction, the team worked collaboratively with DRAW Architecture to maximize the budget. Contracted during the schematic design phase, our team presented more than $600,000 of value engineering options for the City to consider. During bidding the team leveraged local relationships and averaged more than five bidders on each of the 25 individual bid packages, which drove competitive prices. In addition, the team met the City’s MBE/WBE goals of 15.8% and 9%, respectively.
McCownGordon worked collaboratively with the City’s commissioning agent, meeting regularly and sharing information from the start. Our team’s partnership mentality enhanced the process and ensured a seamless transition for the City and the Fire Department.