Copper Mountain Fire Station & Administration Building Submitted by Pahl Architecture
The 26,000-sq-ft Copper Mountain Fire Station & Administration Building provides space for firefighters, and cable television, water, sanitation and administrative services provided by the Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District.
The fire station features a four-bay, drive-through apparatus area; sleeping rooms and facilities for 24/7 firefighters and ambulance personnel; a tower for training, including a search area, repelling and stair training; operational offices; storage and equipment facilities; and common use areas, including a physical fitness facility and an indoor/outdoor patio area with a built-in grill.
The administrative functions of the building feature offices for all district services, a full-service community room, new head-end facility for cable television, accessory storage and operational facilities necessary to meet the needs of the Copper Mountain community.
Copper Mountain, Colo.
Owner: Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District
Contractor: White Construction Group
Architect: Pahl Architecture
Engineers: Alpine Engineering Inc., Monroe & Newell Engineers Inc., Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers
Among the Subcontractors: Norris Design, HP Geotech, BJE Services Inc., Fire Systems West Inc., JEBCO Heating & Air Conditioning, Lakewood Plumbing, Pate Concrete Contractors
Start: April 2008 Finish: Nov. 2009
Space Innovation and Development Center Headquarters
Submitted by MWH Constructors Inc.
The Space Innovation and Development Center Headquarters is a 52,850-sq-ft, one-story, communications facility that includes a Secured Compartment Information Facility of approximately 10,000 sq ft. The facility consolidates multiple groups that comprise the SIDC of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, which formerly occupied multiple temporary and leased facilities on Schriever and Peterson AFBs.
The main objective of the SIDC is to provide a functional, visually appealing command facility that presents a high-tech image and reflects the U.S. Air Force’s reputation for progressive technology in an unobservable building impenetrable from the outside and with a high level of security.
Sustainability and environmental stewardship were important to the client and the project team delivered a building that can be LEED certified.
Owner: USACE Omaha District
Contractor: MWH Constructors Inc.
Architect: Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc.
Engineers: Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., Burrough-Brasuell Corp.
Subcontractors: Commercial Design Engineering, Hoss Electric Corp., Central States Roofing Co., Gen3 Construction, Rocky Mountain Interior Construction Inc., Earth Contractors Inc., Green Electric Inc., McNelly Construction Co., El Paso Glass Co. Inc.
Start: April 2007 Finish: Sept. 2009
CDC – Building No. 401
Submitted by JE Dunn Construction Co.
The CDC-Building No. 401 shell space build-out included construction of BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, reagent rooms, tissue culture laboratories and autoclave rooms. A new interstitial space was constructed during the build-out that houses the air handlers, electrical services, DI skid, an incinerator unit and other utilities serving the fourth floor.
Mobilization for the project was a particular challenge because of the limited site access and required background checks for each contractor. Core drilling and piping operations in the occupied areas below the construction required detailed coordination to minimize disruption to building occupants. The project team had 14 months to mobilize and complete construction.
The project diverted 112 tons of construction waste from the landfill, totaling 81% of the total construction waste generated by the project, which recently earned LEED Gold certification, achieved at no additional cost to the project.
Fort Collins, Colo.
Owner: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contractor: JE Dunn Construction Co.
Architect: Smith Carter
Engineers: KSI Structural Engineers, Smith Carter
Subcontractors: Kenny Electric Service, Andrex Insulation Ltd., Bear Concrete Inc., El Paso Glass, Fire Systems West Inc.
Start: Jan. 2009 Finish: Jan. 2010