We’re happy to say that construction is nearing completion in the City of Welland for two new sustainable emergency service buildings. Scheduled to be completed in July 2022, the new Net-Zero Fire Station Headquarters and Training center, along with Fire Station No. 2 will provide the city with two new facilities to replace existing, aging stations.
Daily Commercial News writes:
“As part of its commitment to sustainability, the City of Welland, Ont. has embraced the use of timber in a big way in the construction of two emergency services buildings not normally associated with wood.”
“Rising on the remediated site of an old streel plant at 400 East Main St. E., the new energy efficient fire and emergency service headquarters uses exterior structural insulated panel (SIP) walls with glulam beams and columns as the primary structural support for the four-bay apparatus bay and the administration wing, and prefabricated light wood frame trusses as the secondary support.”
“Being built right behind the current headquarters—which will eventually be demolished—at 636 King Street East, the new Fire Station # 2 features a steel-frame apparatus bay, but with prefabricated light frame wood trusses supported by structural insulated panels. The exterior wall cladding is metal panels.”
“It will be quite an attractive building,” says the fire chief, explaining that wood in the apparatus building will be illuminated at night.”
Learn more about the two new projects here.