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  Richardson Fire Station No. 4Richardson Fire Station No. 4


CCM Construction Services, LLC
P.O. Box 120455, Arlington, TX 76012

General Description

Location: Richardson, Texas
Date Bid: June 2011 Construction Period: Aug 2011 to June 2012
Total Square Feet: 14,090 Site: 1.95 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Apparatus bay, 4,500; first floor, 9,590; total, 14,090 square feet.
Building Height: Apparatus bay, 32’8”; first floor, 23’4”; total, 32’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, storefront. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Projected and/or modeled energy usage: 141.63 KBTU/SF/yr.
LEED® Certified

Project Team

Architect: Brown Reynolds Watford Architects - 3535 Travis Street, #250, Dallas, TX 75204
Structural Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla, LLP - 2105 Commerce Street, #300, Dallas, TX 75201
General Contractor: CORE Construction, Inc. - 10625 North County Road, Frisco, TX 75034
M/E/P Engineer: Reed, Wells, Benson and Company - 12001 N. Central Expressway, #1100, Dallas, TX 75243
Civil Engineer: Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 8350 N. Central Expressway, #1000, Dallas, TX 75206

The new location for Richardson Fire Station No. 4 was chosen to improve emergency response times throughout the city; however, constructing this building adjacent to an existing middle school inevitably raises some concerns from the community. Safety for the school children, potential traffic issues, and architectural image were the primary concerns from the neighbors. BRW participated in community meetings with the fire department to address these concerns and presented the new design, which included a rerouted school traffic pattern. Public feedback after the meetings was very positive and the new design was fully embraced.

The architectural design of the fire station needed to fit comfortably with the varied styles of the adjacent residential neighborhood, middle school, and a newly constructed recreation center. Traditional roof forms, brick details, and rough-cut stone combined with stained wood, exposed steel, and modern detailing helps to bridge the stylistic gap between the existing buildings.

A long covered porch directs visitors to the entry lobby, while stone-clad pylons with steel pipe struts support a large roof overhang highlighting the apparatus bay. The living wing is filled with natural daylight and accented by bamboo millwork and diamond polished concrete floors. Direct access from the dining area leads to a courtyard with barbeque grill and covered pavilion for the fire fighters to relax and gather.

As physical fitness is a priority within the Richardson Fire Department, a large room leading to a large covered porch was designed for cross-training activities. A concrete mezzanine within the Apparatus Bay will be used for "confined spaces" training, allowing for easy access to specialized training directly onsite. The many unique, customized features were included to address specific needs of the fire department in an effort to build a high-quality station that will provide many decades of service.

LEED® Points Achieved       42 Total
Sustainable Sites                  16 Points
Water Efficiency                   2 Points
Energy & Atmosphere             6 Points
Materials & Resources             4 Points
Indoor Environmental Quality 10 Points
Innovation in Design               4 Points

Product Information
Brick: Endicott, Acme Gypsum: American Gypsum
Metal Roofing: Berridge Manufacturing Windows: All Seasons
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Carpet: Patcraft Rubber: Everlast Lighting: Focal Point

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