CARTERSVILLE FIRE STATION #3
Project: Cartersville Fire Station #3
Location: Cartersville, GA
Owner: City of Cartersville
CM/GC: Abuck, Inc.
Architect: Croft & Associates
Started: March 2019
Date Complete: December 2019
Building Area: Living Quarters – 5,382 SF
Apparatus Bay – 4,708 SF
Project Scope: This station, one of four in the growing city of Cartersville, GA, in Bartow County, just outside metro-Atlanta, was years in the making for the City and its employees. Acting as the Construction Manager at Risk, Abuck focused on sourcing suppliers and subcontractors locally when possible, with 35% of subcontracts being with businesses based in Bartow County, while still striving to be cost-conscious for this SPLOST-funded project.
Consisting of masonry and conventional steel construction, with a TPO roof system, this fire station is over 10,000 SF, and includes a meeting room, offices, exercise room, eight bunk rooms, covered patio, and living space for the 24-hour shift fireman who call this building a second home.
A local supplier and installer was utilized to provide an epoxy flooring system for the living quarters, an alternative to traditional terrazzo, which saved the City upfront costs while still providing a low-maintenance, durable, and attractive floor.
Special touches, like the 8-foot tall solid core wood doors, arched windows, low-maintenance stainless steel kitchen countertops, and the Nederman vehicle exhaust system, make this station an exceptional building which we were honored to be a part of.
Schedule: Construction was completed in 10 months.