Township Fire Department Building|
A.R. Chesson Construction Company, Inc.
315 West Main Street, Williamston, NC 27892
Oakley Collier Architects, PA
109 Candlewood Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Location: Goshen, Ohio
Date Bid: July 2010 Construction Period: Aug 2010 to Feb
Total Square Feet: 10,000 Site: 5.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Garage, 6,000; first floor, 4,000; total 10,000
Building Height: Garage, 26’; first floor, 26’.
Basic Construction Type: Pre-engineered building.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Pre-engineered building, brick.
Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls:
Metal stud drywall, metal liner panel in garage.
Structural Engineer: Metallic Building Company - P.O. Box 40338,
Houston, TX 77240
Architect/Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: McCarty Associates,
LLC - 213 North High Street, Hillsboro, OH 45133
Wayne Township Fire and Rescue in Clermont County, Ohio was in great
need of a new facility in a central location with a reduced response
time to the outlying parts of its jurisdiction. Their two locations were
just not cutting it and there was the added expense and reduced
efficiency of having to split their resources. An earlier attempt at
phasing the construction of a new station stalled in 2004. When Chief
David Moulden discovered that funding for dream projects such as his was
becoming available as a result of the passage of the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), he immediately began investigating
the ways in which his community could tap into it. Against all odds,
Chief Moulden managed to secure funding to cover about eighty percent of
what would become WTFR's new facility from FEMA, becoming one of only a
handful in the country to do so. A site next to Wayne Township's
administration building was selected.
It was important to Wayne Township Trustees to maximize their ARRA
funding and minimize direct cost to township citizens, while also
keeping the bigger picture in mind. This meant designing a fire station
that could be flexible enough to someday expand and include a community
center as well. The owner tapped McCarty Associates, LLC of Hillsboro,
Ohio, to perform the architectural and engineering design. The building
took the shape of a 10,000 square foot pre-engineered metal building for
its durability, non-combustible characteristics, flexibility, and
cost-effectiveness. An apparatus bay with six overhead doors and 6,000
square feet of space would house the rescue vehicles, while the office,
sleeping quarters, conference room, training room, restrooms and kitchen
made up the remaining 4,000 square feet.
The general, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and fire protection
contracts were awarded to a combined bid from D.E.R. Development
Company, LLC of Milford, Ohio, and an add-alternate to upgrade to T-5
fluorescent bulbs in lieu of T-8 bulbs in all light fixtures was
accepted as well. The "mound" septic system was installed by Harris
Excavating and was designed to handle any additional future capacity if
a community center is ever added on. The energy efficient T-5's,
skylights in the apparatus bay, and extensive thermal insulation used in
the roof (R24), sidewalls (R13), stud walls (R13), and acoustic tile
ceiling (R13) all will help to reduce energy costs. The durability of
the building comes in the form of a structural steel construction, metal
liner panels to eight-feet above finish floor throughout the apparatus
bay, exterior metal siding with a masonry wainscot, fiber
mesh-reinforced concrete floors throughout including six-inches of
concrete in the apparatus bay with the fiber mesh equivalent of 42-poun
d welded wire mesh reinforcing, and medium-duty asphalt concrete paving.
The apparatus bay also features a Co-Ray-Vac vacuum-vented, gas-fired
infrared heating system.
Upon completion, Wayne Township Fire & Rescue occupied a building that
came in under budget and greatly improved the effectiveness of their
emergency services. This was done with help from the community, ARRA,
fire department employees and volunteers, construction team, and design
Pre-Engineered Building: Metallic Building Company
Flooring: Patcraft, Armstrong
Entrances & Storefronts: United States Aluminum