Beachwood Fire Station

New two-story, steel bay, ground-up building. Exterior is stone, with ground face block and curtain wall. A snow melt system services the fire truck bays and all of its outside approaches. The site work includes several bio-swayles to collect storm water into a retaining pond.

One half of the building is four drive-through fire truck bays. These bays include fold bi-fold doors which improve response time. This area includes a 3-story hose training tower which extends above the roof, and back of house areas including gear storage, mechancial rooms, and an observation mezzanine.

The other half includes offices for the Chief and Deputy Chiefs, an Emergency Operations Command (EOC) center, Police Department Dispatch Center, two fire poles, bunk areas for 10, two exercise rooms, a large kitchen and pantry, laundry room, training rooms, and theater-style training room.

The project encountered several unknown site conditions which required a constant re-sequencing of the work plan.  Excavation revealed unsuitable soils and debris affecting the foundation work.  An unusually snowy winter and wet spring extended the cure time for concrete pours.  An unannounced OSHA inspection in September 2017 resulted in no citations. The project achieved 28% diverse subcontracting participation.

(Renderings courtesy of Lemay Erickson Willcox Architects)


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