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  West Sacramento Fire Station No. 45


Calpo Hom & Dong Architects
2120 20th Street, #1, Sacramento, CA 95818

General Description

Location: West Sacramento, California
Date Bid: Feb 2006
Construction Period: Mar 2006 to May 2007
Total Square Feet: +/- 27,047 Site: +/- 1.65 acres.
Number of Buildings: One. 
Building Size: First floor, +/- 18,554; second floor, +/- 7,383; mezzanine, +/- 1,110; total, +/- 27,047 square feet. 
Building Height: Total, + 40’. 
Basic Construction Type: V – No Hour Fully-Sprinklered. 
Foundation: Concrete. Exterior Walls: CMU, structural brick unit. Roof: Modified bitumen, metal screen. Floors: Carpet, tile. Interior Walls: Drywall, FRP, wall coverings.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers, Inc. - 600 Q Street, #200, Sacramento, CA 95811
General Contractor: Allen L. Bender, Inc. - 2798 Industrial Boulevard, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Electrical Engineer: Capitol City Design, Inc. - 1751 Cebrian Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Mechanical Engineer: Sigma Engineering - 3517 Marconi Avenue, #204, Sacramento, CA 95821
Cost Estimator: Bleckmann Construction Estimating - 2421 Rio Bravo Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826

West Sacramento Fire Station No. 45

Station 45 Firehouse is the first new station in West Sacramento in over thirty years, and combines with a city police service center, to service the community.

Station 45 has the feel of an old-time station, in a contemporary design. The design outlines the functional forms of the station and reflects the clean lines of the adjacent developments. 

Station 45 is an administration fire station, combining both an operating and functional fire station, with the fire department’s administration offices. In addition, a police service center is added to the functional requirements. The overall building program, for a twenty-year city build-out, calls for approximately 27,000 square feet of building area, including living quarters for twelve firefighters. Functional program requires drive-through apparatus bays, and quick access to the apparatus from any point in the building.

The narrow and deep, +/-1.65 acre site, dictated a two-story facility, in order to fulfill the building and functional programs. The new firehouse is a two-story, 27,000-square-foot new building that will house up to 26 fire personnel and 3 administrative police personnel. Initial staff will consist of 8 fire fighters, 2 police personnel and 6 fire administrative staff for a total at move-in of 16. The staffing for the fire fighting personnel will increase in the future by a total of 12. The total personnel will be 28. Living quarters, used 24 hours per day, seven days per week, are located on the second floor, for privacy and separation from the office functions on the first floor. Three traditional fire poles provide quick response from the living quarters directly into the four bay drive-through apparatus room, housing 6 fire engines and trucks.

Exterior materials include split face concrete masonry units accented with clay brick accent bands. The masonry frames the infill framed wall panels of painted cement plaster. A corrugated metal siding creates the round forms of the mechanical screens on the second floor and roof areas. The rectilinear and round forms are accentuated with a stainless steel deck supporting the flagpoles. Windows, and the apparatus doors are painted a firehouse red to complement the design, and celebrate the fire station and its engines. 

The project design complies with California’s essential services building act, and was subject to the public low bid process. In addition to the building and on-site improvements, the project scope included off-site improvements of street widening, sidewalks, street lights, and traffic signal alerting device.    


DIV. 3: CMU: Basalite; Concrete Stain: L M Scofield; Gypsum Cementitious Flooring Underlayment: Gyp-Crete 2000® by Maxxon.
DIV. 7: Modified Bitumen Roofing: Soprema; Metal Siding Screen: Metal Sales; Promenade Roof Deck: Dex-O-Tex; Insulation: Johns-Manville. 
DIV. 8: Aluminum Storefront, Aluminum Windows: Columbia Commercial Building Products; Pass Windows: Nissen; Overhead Doors: Windsor Republic Door; Metal Doors & Frames: Curries; Finish Hardware: Pemko, Best, Stanley. 
DIV. 9: VCT: Mannington; Athletic Rubber Flooring: Everlast by Dodge Regupol; Acoustical Ceilings: Armstrong; FRP: Kemlite LASCO; Drywall: National Gypsum. 

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