Public Services for the Tri-Town Area
Tighe & Bond (work performed as Coastal Engineering Co. prior to acquisition) worked with K+K Architects to provide design services for a new Fire Station to replace an existing building adjacent to the Town Hall in Chilmark; additionally, under that contract, we are to provide a new EMS Headquarters with
ambulance service on the adjacent property. This includes Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding, Construction Contract Administration and Project Closeout. A full space needs and existing facility assessment were completed prior to beginning design.
The new 10,800 SF Chilmark Fire/EMS Station encompasses a 4,500 SF EMS Ambulance building and 6,300 SF Headquarters building and provides services for the Towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark and West Tisbury. The program for the new Fire Station includes four apparatus bays, support spaces including Decon, Turn out Gear, Utility Room, an Administrative Office space with kitchenette, Public Toilet, Storage Room, and Mechanical and Electrical Rooms.
The Tri-Town EMS Headquarters has a similar program with the addition of a Day Room, Meeting Room, and Dorm and Locker Rooms with only two apparatus bays and medical storage rooms, which need to be conditioned due to pharmaceutical requirements.
Both buildings are slab-on-grade with load bearing wood-stud walls supporting a conventional wood-framed superstructure with wood shingle siding, impact resistant and insulated glazed wood windows with aluminum cladding. The apparatus garage bays are a slab-on-grade, with a with CMU walls and prefabricated engineered wood roof trusses.
Tighe & Bond (work performed as Coastal Engineering Co. prior to acquisition) provided structural design, bidding, and construction administration services in support of this project.