The construction of fire stations and training facilities are highly specialized projects. Site selection, budget constraints, environmental sustainability concerns, and community are just the beginning of the process. Emergency service facilities require space to house and maintain the vehicles, apparatuses, PPE, along with the supplies that support multiple emergency service agencies.
Our thorough planning addresses all of your requirements, including the design of multi-use spaces accessible to the community, along with dedicated training rooms and multi-gender living facilities dedicated to staff. We’re more than a general contractor, we’re experienced fire station construction specialists.
Professional project management begins long before the first dirt is disturbed. Sunbelt Builders’ Project Managers respect the process, and understand how to address each step with emergency service leaders and staff, city planners, and the community. Sunbelt Builders will manage the planing, design, and construction of facilities to meet your current needs with a vision to accommodate future expansion. Entrust your project to Sunbelt Builders and provide your municipality with a modern fire station that serves the community for years.
Quality in the finished project begins with quality people, processes, and materials. Sunbelt Builders employ professional people and management strategies to ensure consistent quality in each project. During our 35 years of building, we have refined our processes and assembled a group of the very best tradesmen and sub-contractors. Each team member is familiar with the latest technologies and building materials to ensure your fire station functions and looks great, and will hold up to years of continuous and demanding use.
The regulatory complexities and unique design requirements for emergency facilities make it essential for municipalities to contract with experienced professionals. With dozens of projects completed for this critical sector and more than three decades of specialized design and construction experience, our team can be trusted for your most important project.
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On March 2nd, the Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a contract to begin construction on Fire Station No. 4 during the regular meeting.
There are three primary factors that have the most significant impact on the cost (per square foot) of a fire services facility; they are site development, structural system framing, and level of interior finishes. These investments, along with materials, labor, and other costs determine your final cost per square foot. However, most facilities range from $175 to $325 psf.
Initial design and drawings (civil and building) can predictably take 2 to 3 months to complete, but construction time is impacted by many variables beyond the control of contractors, including weather and availability of specialized emergency equipment, so it is less predictable. We complete most build phases in 6 to 10 months.
Most importantly, the fire chief and/or designated fire department personnel should be involved from the beginning, along with your architect, contractor(s), and engineers. Sunbelt Builders can help you throughout the entire process to ensure the necessary team members are included to make important decisions and manage the project efficiently.
As of the start of 2021, we completed more than two dozen ground-up facilities, plus many additional renovation and repair projects. With Sunbelt Construction, your municipalities investment is protected by more than two decades of experience in every aspect of fire station design and construction.
In addition to the necessary appliances, Sunbelt Builders includes a generator, gear washer/extractor, and lockers. We offer expert advice regarding the right specifications and selection of your facility equipment, and complete installation, so your fire station will be ready for operation.
To all-but-eliminate the risk of “clipping” of emergency equipment that occurs with standard overhead doors, we recommend Bi-fold doors or high-speed overhead apparatus bay doors. The investment will likely pay for itself many times in reduced repairs due to accidental damage from fire engines and trucks.