Big Cottonwood Canyon Fire Station Serves Remote Area
2012 Award of Merit
Government/Public Buildings Category
Big Cottonwood Canyon Station #108
Salt Lake County, Utah
Located between the Solitude and Brighton ski resorts, the new three-bay fire station provides full-time emergency service for residents and businesses in remote Cottonwood Canyon.
The jobsite was closed during the winter, so the design and construction team developed a plan to phase the work. Crews focused on sitework, structural concrete footings, foundations, walls and other elements that could be left unattended until spring, then waited until warmer weather to complete other key elements of the project. The station was designed with a large flex space that can be utilized for both firefighter training and community gatherings on its upper level. This flex space can also serve as a command center for natural disasters within the canyon service area.
Owner: Unified Fire Authority, Salt Lake City
Architect/Civil Engineer: Pasker Gould Ames & Weaver Inc., Murray, Utah
General Contractor: Zwick Construction, Salt Lake City
Structural Engineer: MJ Structural Engineers, Salt Lake City
MEP: Olsen & Peterson Consulting Engineers Inc., Salt Lake City
Electrical Engineer: BNA Consulting, Salt Lake City
Entry submitted by Pasker Gould Ames & Weaver