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Project Snapshot: Design-Build Contractor for a Temporary Fire House

April’s Project Snapshot Series features a facility built to house fire fighters and their equipment in Washington, DC. Futron was chosen as the design-build contractor by the Washington DC Department of Real Estate for a new temporary fire house with living quarters in DC.

The apparatus bay was a 39’ -0” x 70’ -0” x 19’ -9” pre-engineered metal building with interior walls finished with GWP and sheet metal panels for wall protection. The adjacent living quarters were four modular building units totaling 2,620 square feet containing a kitchen, office, two bunk rooms, laundry rooms, two officer bedrooms, and 3 ½ bathrooms. Both buildings have addressable fire alarms and wet sprinkler systems. All utilities, water, electrical, and sewer containing an oil separator were designed and installed. Sidewalks, vehicle apron, landscaping and site drainage were also part of the project scope.

This project was completed meeting all codes, standards, and specifications required. All contract terms and conditions were in compliance, and the project completion contained a minimal punch list that was corrected within days and no warranty calls.

Futron’s design-build projects and services show how careful planning and management of schedules allows for exceptional work. Below are a few images from the finished design.

DC Temporary Fire House – click on the image to expand