Chestermere Protective Services Building

Project Details

COMPLETION April 2015
VALUE $4.7 M
AREA 1,333m² on two floors

DESCRIPTION, INTENT AND PROJECT OBJECTIVES

This project was conceived as the second phase of a combined Protective
Services Building. The fire hall had been constructed previously and the detachment
was to be added to the existing structure.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES

The building was designed to meet the Client’s sustainability criteria with an
air tight building envelope and enhanced energy management.

RESPONSIBILITY OF FIRM / KEY PERSONNEL

Stephens Kozak ACI Architects and Planners Inc. (SK-ACI) provided an integrated
consultant team for the preparation of all site planning material, de-sign
documentation, estimating, specifications and construction drawings.
SK-ACI administered the tender phase including bid analysis and recommendations,
supported the Town towards approval of final go-forward decisions
and will provide contract administration services related to the stipulated-sum
construction contract.

UNIQUE FEATURES / CHALLENGES

The challenge on this site was that the existing detachment was to remain
fully operational during construction of the new building. The plan was dictated
in large degree by three (3) main elements: adding on to the existing
fire hall, building around the existing RCMP detachment, considerations for
allowing fire trucks to circulate around the rear of the site.