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  Wayne Township Fire Department BuildingWayne Township Fire Department Building

General Contractor

A.R. Chesson Construction Company, Inc.
315 West Main Street, Williamston, NC 27892


Oakley Collier Architects, PA
109 Candlewood Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

General Description

Location: Goshen, Ohio
Date Bid: July 2010 Construction Period: Aug 2010 to Feb 2011
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 square feet.
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.

Construction Team

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 team.

Product Information
Pre-Engineered Building: Metallic Building Company
Flooring: Patcraft, Armstrong
Lighting: Cooper
Windows: Gerkin
Entrances & Storefronts: United States Aluminum
Skylights: KCC

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