KCI provided design and LEED certification management; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and site/civil design; and construction phase services for the Fort Stewart fire station design-build project, which included a new 15,000-square-foot station, a 1,980-square-foot training support building and a 1,190-square-foot equipment storage building. The fire station facility is used as a headquarters and houses two companies.
The design accommodates the user’s needs and the government’s requirements by providing a functional layout to enhance the camaraderie of the fire fighters, offering direct access to apparatus bays without any obstructions or wasted time, and meeting the material and system selection criteria for LEED Silver certification. Sustainable elements include a reflective roof, site selection, parking designated for carpool and fuel efficient vehicles, bike racks, walk-off mat at entryway, recycled materials, rainwater capture, and water use and shower efficiency systems, and heat island with green space.
Design scope included site/civil engineering, drainage design, permitting, geotechnical services, driveway design, foundation and structural design, complete building engineering systems, architectural and interior design, construction administration, and building commissioning services. The project was executed in building information modeling (BIM) from concept through construction closeout. KCI utilized SPECSINTACT Software for preparation of project specifications.