Sun City Fire Station 131

This was our first fire station renovation and to be doing it while the station was 100% operational 24/7 was quite a learning experience. We had some pretty big structural issues to resolve shortly after the project began. The existing roof trusses were starting to bow and close to failure when we uncovered them during the demo. IBC was able to track down the original truss company and get a repair design approved and installed to save the client from having to tear the roof completely off the structure and set new trusses. There were other massive footing and beams that had to be installed around holes and shoring towers. We received our first taste of the Phoenix Fire Dispatch System and how it all works together and the intense cabling infrastructure. Then there were the vehicle-operated exhaust systems that fired up when the firetrucks were started and followed them out of the app bays and disengaged just as they cleared the bays. It was quite a lot to learn in a short amount of time we had to build it. The dorms were pretty standard with joining restrooms.

  • OWNERSun City Fire District www
  • TENANTSun City Fire Station 131
  • ARCHITECTPerlman Architects of Arizona www
  • SQUARE FEET14,000
  • LOCATIONSun City, AZ