Modular Building Institute

Gainesville Fire Rescue Station #9

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Main Category:
Modular Building Design
Company:
Vesta Modular
Affiliate:
Titan Modular Systems, Inc.
Location:
Gainesville, FL
Building Use:
Modular Dormitory
Gross Size of Project:
2460 Square Feet
Days to complete:
143

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence
    To accommodate the massive growth on the East Side of Gainesville, the town’s fire department needed to build a fire station in the new development area known as Butler Plaza. The building needed to meet the architectural requirements of Butler Plaza and the operational requirements of the Fire Department while being built quickly and on budget. VESTA met with the Fire Department and the Butler Plaza architectural review board to design an architecturally compliant exterior glazing and finish to blend in with the commercial development community.
  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability
    VESTA contracted with Titan Modular Systems, Inc. to design fire station #9 according to the crew requirements with bunk rooms, day room, equipment room, kitchen, and office space based on the Florida R2 code for emergency personal using standardized modular construction means and methods. The configuration allows fire fighters to move within the building without any obstructions to access the response apparatus (Fire Truck). Each space has direct hall access to the apparatus bay.
  3. Cost Effectiveness
    VESTA Modular, Titan and Gainesville Fire Rescue collaborated to design a cost-effective facility to meet the needs of the community, the architectural committee and the requirements of the stationed fire fighters. The effective use of offsite construction provided for site development while permitting and construction of the building took place. The time savings was approximately 10-12 months faster than conventional site build methods. This process provided for speed of design and execution as a cost-effective method for the Fire department. With design efficiencies of the modular building process and approvals, 9 months of design and approval expectations were reduced to 30 days. Butler Plaza approvals and building department plan and site approvals were completed in what seemed to be record time.
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