Bainbridge Island Fire Station 22, WA
MZT partnered with the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) to provide value-engineering for this single-story fire station project, which involved the demolition of the old Fire Station #22 and new construction of a 24/7 firefighting facility. The new facility increased the capabilities of BIFD, and can support up to 10 resident fire fighters.
Our successful approach included adding gas shut-off mushroom switches so that gas could be shut-off in a single step for quick emergency response calls as well as the addition of data and phone outlets to better serve the BIFD’s needs.
We resolved complex civil engineering challenges by providing revisions to the original as-provided design for the drainage swale to accommodate site conditions uncovered during demolition of the existing Fire Station #22. Though this was a Design-Bid-Build project, MZT and the Architect worked closely together throughout the construction phase to resolve unforeseen conditions (such as those with the drainage swale and site utilities) and respond to RFIs.