Firefighters Move into their Completed Multnomah County Fire Station 76 in Gresham, OregonJun 02 2015 · 0 comments · NISHKIAN DEAN, Wood Frame ·0
Construction was recently completed on Fire Station 76 for Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District No. 10, located in Gresham, OR. Nishkian Dean participated in the project as the structural engineer of record, working directly with Hennebery Eddy Architects and Bremik Construction. The station is operated by The City of Gresham fire department.
The new 11,600 square foot facility replaces a smaller facility located across the street near 302nd Avenue and SE Dodge Park Blvd. A new station was required to serve the increasing demands caused by growth of the surrounding areas.
The project design is highlighted by exposed, 27-foot tall Glulam tudor-style arches and roof framing in the 3,900 square- foot Apparatus Bay, thus creating an open and efficient space for the fire fighters equipment and vehicles. The glulam arches serve as part of the primary structural frame and were designed to resist vertical and lateral loads required by the building code. Fire stations are classified as Essential Facilities under the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, and therefore have increased loading requirements to help ensure they can remain fully operational following a seismic or major weather event.
Nishkian Dean has had the privilege of working with Hennebery Eddy Architects on seismic upgrades of four additional fire stations in Gresham, as well. If you’d like to learn more about the projects our team has been working on, check out the Portfolio tab on our website.
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