Forbush Volunteer Fire Department
Omega Construction provided full construction design build service and preconstruction services for the expansion and renovation of the Forbush Fire Department. The project was completed in a nine-month schedule which included two phases (expansion of new bays and renovation of existing Bay Area) to keep the Fire Department fully operational during the construction process.
Architect: Bobby Patterson with Architectural Design Associates
Sq. Footage: 11,242 sf
The expansion project consisted of six new apparatus bays, gear room, electrical/laundry room, and air refill room. The construction type for the new expansion was load bearing CMU masonry walls with brick veneer and wood roof trusses with asphalt shingles. Within the bays air piping, plymovent exhaust system, electrical cord reels, and large mezzanine were included.
The renovation consisted of recreating the old bays into a large community room with kitchen, new restrooms with showers, several offices, a small conference room and fitness room. The construction type was mainly light gauge metal stud infill with drywall and acoustical 2′ x 2′ tegular ceiling tile. The exterior of the renovation consisted of accent brick and storefront to replace the old bays doors to tie the two buildings together, along with some thin brick on the rear to blend the new and existing.