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  El Dorado Fire Station No. 87

El Dorado Fire Station No. 87, Page 16Architect

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

General Description

Location: El Dorado, California
Date Bid: Mar 2007
Construction Period: Apr 2007 to Dec 2007
Total Square Feet: 13,119 Site: +/- 4.0 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Apparatus room, 6,280; storage mezzanine, 1,433; living quarters, 2,057; dorms, 2,614; offices, 735; total, 13,119 square feet.
Building Height: Fire station, 29'; total, 29'.
Basic Construction Type: New/Type V - No Hour Fully-Sprinklered.
Foundation: Concrete. Exterior Walls: CMU. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Drywall.

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 Electrical Engineering Consultants - 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

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department acquired land in 2005 with the intent on laying the foundation and master planning of a future Fire Training Center. The first phase and cornerstone of the site was the design and construction of Fire Station No. 87.

Fire Station No. 87 is a fully operational Fire Station that responds to all emergencies, as well as a symbol to the community as a civic standard. Situated on the southwest quadrant of the site, the Fire Station establishes the standards of material, scale, and aesthetics for the future Fire Training Center.

The station's elegant roof forms are simple standing seam metal roof hips, sloped to blend into the surrounding hillsides. Broad overhands and metal soffits highlight the form of the roof. Corbelled masonry arches highlight the Apparatus Doors, celebrating the Fire Station and its Engines.

The Apparatus Room accommodates up to six engines, and allows for drive-through capabilities. The El Dorado Hills Fire Station No. 87 is a one-story station that houses up to 10 crewmembers, with expansion to 12.

Lincoln Fire Stations No. 33 and No. 34 were designed to establish a Civic presence, while providing essential services to the growing city of Lincoln, California.

Brick masonry units, accented with locally-crafted and manufactured terra cotta trim, contrast with painted plaster surfaces highlight the stations. A decorative wrought iron fence encompasses both Fire Stations.

Lincoln Fire Station No. 33 is a two-story structure that houses up to ten Fire Fighters and one Battalion Chief. The Station's Apparatus Room includes two drive-through, double-deep Apparatus Bays, and one single-deep Apparatus Bay, that house up to 5 Apparatus or engines and trucks.

Lincoln Fire Station No. 34 is a one-story structure that houses up to ten Fire Fighters and one Battalion Chief. The Station's Apparatus Room includes three drive-through, double-deep Apparatus Bays, and one single-deep Apparatus Bay, to house up to 7 Apparatus or engines and trucks. A 45-foot masonry hose tower will double as a training tower for the Fire Fighters.

The Fire Stations comply with California's Essential Services Building Act and were subject to the Public Low Bid Process and were all designed by Calpo Hom & Dong Architects.


DIV. 3: Concrete Sealer: Ashford.
DIV. 4: Thin Brick Veneer: Endicott.
DIV. 7: Metal Roof & Soffit: Metal Sales; Insulation: CertainTeed.
DIV. 8: Aluminum Storefront: Vistawall; Aluminum Windows: International Window; Pass Windows: Nissen; Sectional Overhead Doors: Clopay; Metal Doors & Frames: Curries; Wood Doors: Marshfield; Finish Hardware: Access Controls, Schlage, LCN, Von Duprin; Trimco, Pemko.
DIV. 9: Gypsum: Dens-Glass(R) Sheathing by Georgia-Pacific; Dens-Shield(R) Tile Backer by Georgia Pacific by Boyett Construction; Carpet: Cambridge; Rubber Base: Pinnacle; VCT: Armstrong; Athletic Rubber Flooring: Everlast; Paint: PPG, Olympic; FRP: Glasteel.
DIV. 23: Hydronic Floor System: Viega.
DIV. 26: Light Fixtures: Daybrite, Capri.


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