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  Guilford Emergency Services Building, Page 32Guilford Emergency Services Building
20 Dunk Rock Road, Guilford, CT 06437

Guilford, Connecticut
Total Square Feet: 24,256
Construction Period: Oct 2002 to May 2004 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: GNCB Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 130 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Konover Construction Corporation - 16 Munson Road, Farmington, CT 06032
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: KW Engineering - 1 Brandegee Avenue, Branford, CT 06405

Guilford, Connecticut is located on the shore of Long Island Sound, about a 20 minute drive east of New Haven, Connecticut along the federal highway, I-95 which passes through Guilford.

For as long as there has been firehouses, Guilford’s three out of four stations were located south of I-95 and all within one block of the village green. All three stations are small, and have two single bay facilities. Also located just off the village green and behind the Town Hall is the ambulance garage, which was originally a barn, built sometime in the 1800’s. The Fire Marshal and Chiefs’ offices were located in the basement of the Town Hall in an area that was the former Town Jail.

Guilford was way over due for a new facility for their increasing number of firefighting apparatus, emergency vehicles and personnel.

Noyes Vogt Architects was selected to design a new facility on the property just north of I-95 owned by the town of Guilford. The property was already home to a new police station and other areas of the property had been set aside for new basketball courts and a future animal shelter.

The architects were successful in making the site work to accommodate all three functions. By taking advantage of land elevation changes on one part of the site, the new facility has an on grade lower level with two garage bays, exercise room, mechanical/electrical equipment rooms and plenty of storage space. All other functions are on the main floor. A clock tower, also used for training, was added to call attention to the building by the motorists using I-95 everyday.

Noyes Vogt Architects designed a facility with a construction budget of $3,630,000 at completion of design development, and base bids were received on September 22, 2002 from 22 general contractors ranging from $3,195,000 to $4,126,000. The average of all bids received was $3,620,152. The committee elected to select the add alternate bid in the amount of $30,000 and signed a total contract of $3,225,000 on October 15, 2002.

Actual construction started on site in October 2002 with substantial completion in May 2004. The extended construction period was due to change orders initiated by the owners to increase the scope of work.

DIV 07: Insulation: Certainteed.
DIV 09: Epoxy: Dur-A-Flex; Rubber: Johnsonite; VCT: Armstrong; Carpet: Shaw; Moisture Barrier: Mapei.
DIV 10: Clock Tower: Electric Time; Postal: Salsbury Industries; Lockers: Lyons; Toilet Accessories: Gamco, Bradley, Trubro.

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