As general contractor, Infinity constructed this 2-story Fire Station #1 with a partial basement in North Ridgeville. This 23,767-sf structure has an exterior of brick with cement board siding. Wood truss roof framing. Scope includes 4-apparatus bays on ground floor of the building enough for 8 vehicles. The 2nd floor includes an EMS treatment/triage room, a watch room, a community training room, 10-dorm rooms with a private patio, offices, kitchen, a physical training room, rest rooms, sterile room, medical equipment cleaning room. Fire fighter training amenities include a 3-story training tower, training manholes, sprinkler rises, and several interior and exterior window openings designed for training exercises. This project replaces the current station built in the 1950’s.
The existing property had wetlands which the City attempted to mitigate before construction began. The site however retains a high-water table which required constant de-watering during foundation. Some soils export have been necessary, they were unsuitable for re-use as fill. The project bidding achieved 19.8% diverse subcontracting participation. Despite managing through 50 architectural bulletins on the project we delivered the project by its planned grand opening date.