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Multi-Modal Transit Facility

Secord & Lebow Architects, LLC

Posted: December 3, 2019 | Projects

The Multi-Modal Transit Facility serves as the center of operations for the Public Transit Systems, a rural bus system for Parker and Palo Pinto Counties in central Texas. 

Photo Courtesy of Public Transit Services

The primary building contains administration space, call and dispatch centers, bus driver locker rooms and exercise areas, community/training room with full kitchen, bus maintenance administration, bus service bays, parts storage, a drive-thru bus washing system, and support areas. A public transit station is provided in a secondary building for commuter service to downtown Fort Worth. Commuter parking is also provided.

The 3.8-acre rectangular site offered many challenges. The site is 180’ in width by 940’ in depth with a 12’ elevation change across the width. Continuous retaining walls were required along the long axis to level the site for building pads, bus storage parking and standard vehicle parking. 

The entire site is fenced for security purposes with decorative wrought iron along the highway frontage and 8’ chain link fence along the sides and rear of the property. All entrances have access-controlled gates. A large concrete structural detention pond is located at the rear of the property to catch runoff from the site and adjacent uphill property. An existing on-site water well was utilized for irrigation. An on-site septic field was utilized for the sewer system.

The main building structure is a pre-engineered metal frame with standing seam metal roof system and cold formed metal framing for exterior walls with insulated sheathing and integral air barrier. 

The bus wash area was constructed of load-bearing CMU with steel-tube roof structure, metal deck and standing seam roof system. The bus wash system will accept large size buses and is designed to recycle water. For example, a large bus wash will only use 13 gallons of water.

Interior finishes include polished concrete floors throughout, gypsum board walls and suspended acoustic ceilings. Special sound absorbing gypsum board systems and special sound absorbing carpet tile were used in call and dispatch centers.

The second building, the Public Transit Station, was constructed of load-bearing masonry with steel-tube roof framing with metal deck and standing steam roof system. A large, adjacent free-standing canopy protects patrons waiting for buses. All interiors have polished concrete floors, burnished limestone CMU with graffiti coatings, and gypsum board ceilings designed to be maintenance free and abuse resistant.

All exterior facades used rock-faced veneer water table with dark gray horizontal ribbed metal panels. Roof system, shade structures and canopies were all prefinished white color for contrast with the building facade. The building envelope, mechanical and electrical systems were compliant with the 2012 IBC Energy Code. Access control and surveillance systems are utilized for both site and all buildings.

Building Envelope & Roofing: United Structures of America Inc.
Windows, Entrances, Storefronts & Curtain Wall: YKK AP America
Interior:   American Gypsum
Flooring: Euclid Chemical 
Lighting: Eaton

Architect 
Secord & Lebow Architects, LLC
2004 Quail Creek, #200
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
www.slatx.us

Structural Engineer 
JQ Infrastructure
100 Glass Street
Dallas, TX 75207

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Baird, Hampton & Brown, Inc.
6300 Ridglea Place, #700
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Civil Engineer
Eckermann Engineering, Inc.
P.O. Box 388
Lampasas, TX 76550

Cost Estimator
Tennyson Construction Consulting
6130 Alma Road, #5314
McKinney, TX 75700

General Contractor
Pete Durant & Associates, Inc.
2040 Golden Triangle Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76177

Date Bid: Sep 2017
Construction Period:  Feb 2018 to Jul 2019          
Total Square Feet: 14,785
Site: 3.82 acres.
Number of Buildings: Two; 1 main building; 1 stand alone ticket kiosk.

Building Sizes: First floor, 14,785; total, 14,785 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 25’; total, 25’.  
Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-Engineered Metal Building.
Foundation: Pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: CMU, horizontal metal panels.
Roof: Metal. 
Floors: Polished concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the November/December 2019 issue of DCD

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