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  Fire Station No. 11Fire Station No. 11


Guest Reddick Architects
602 Garrison Avenue, #800, Fort Smith, AR 72901

General Description

Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Date Bid: Dec 2012 Construction Period: Jan 2013 to Mar 2014
Total Square Feet: 12,155 Site: 2.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 11,367; second floor, 788; total 12,155 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 9’; second floor, 14’; total, 34’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-Engineered Building.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Natural stone, cementitious siding. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: Myers-Beatty Engineering, PLLC - 2411 Fayetteville Road, #B, Van Buren, AR 72956
Construction Manager: Beshears Construction, Inc. - 12934 Old Highway 71, Fort Smith, AR 72906
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: HSA Engineering Consulting Services, Inc. - 5701 Euper Lane, #A, Fort Smith, AR 72903
Consulting Architect: Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects, P.A. - 719 E. Second Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28054

Fire Station No. 11 is a satellite facility for the Fort Smith Fire Department. Located in the Chaffee Crossing development, Station 11 allows the department to significantly reduce call times to the rapidly growing neighborhoods and commercial / industrial development in this area. Chaffee Crossing consists of land formerly part of the historic Fort Chaffee military base, originally constructed during World War II. The designers took form inspiration from several of the original structures, specifically some of the vehicle maintenance buildings. The form was enhanced with materials and features referenced in Chaffee Crossings' Development Guidelines. Rock veneer was chosen as the predominate material, referencing a historic school house across Massard Road. Other exterior materials consisted of cementitious siding, stained timber, and standing seam metal roofing.

Due to plans to widen Massard Road into a boulevard, and a deep setback, the building was sited well off the road. Landscaping was designed to meet Chaffee Crossing development guidelines. A deep front and rear apron allows generous space for washing and maintaining vehicles. The site provides separate parking for the public and fire department personnel. Extra parking space for visiting apparatus is provided.

The station is designed to accommodate an eight person company, with room for six apparatus. The apparatus bay is a pre-engineered structure consisting of three drive-through bays. A clerestory provides daylighting. Bay doors were specified as glass to allow the apparatus to be clearly visible from the street. The residence side of the facility is constructed with load bearing metal stud walls and trusses. Spray-on foam insulates at the roof deck. A mechanical mezzanine in the attic space allows easy access for servicing. Eight single occupant rooms are provided, with four private bathrooms. A meeting room equipped with a smart board and seating for up to 30 will serve as an alternate location for department training and community events. LED lighting was used throughout. Floors are typically polished concrete, with ceramic tile in the bathrooms, and carpet tile in the meeting room. Interior walls are painted sheetrock, with natural finished wood doors and trim. All furniture, kitchen equipment, and exercise equipment were
included in the project.

Product Information
Cementitious Siding: James Hardie
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer, Raynor
Flooring: Bigelow, Daltile, Ameripolish
Windows: Kawneer
Interior: Clark Dietrich, American Gypsum, Armstrong
Pre-Engineered Building & Roofing: SBI Metal Buildings & Components
Lighting: Philips, Cree LED Lighting, Finelight, Williams

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