The Edward Bain School, which had been vacant for many years, was razed in 2018, to make room for a “super station” to replace two of Kenosha’s oldest and most outdated fire stations. Construction on the new $6.6 million Kenosha Fire Station #1 started in August 2018 and was completed in spring 2019
The Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Sheetmetal workers worked on a variety of tasks for the new station, which can now house 16 full-time firefighters. Waukegan, Illinois-based Stuckey Construction Company was the General Contractor for the project.
The Lee team was responsible for:
- Installing potable water which includes cold water, hot water, hot water return
- Laying waste piping (including sanitary, storm, storm overflow, clearwater and greasy waste)
- Installing compressed air lines
- Gas pipe
- Hydronic piping
- Refrigerant piping
- DX cooling ahu with a hydronic coil
- VAVs with Hydronic reheats
- In-floor radiant heat
The Lee team was able to lay the 15,000 lineal feet of in-floor radiant tubing in a three-day period to help maintain the tight schedule. The in-floor tubing for the apparatus bay maintains the fire engines by keeping the area heated and allowing snow and ice to melt quickly. The plumbers installed trench drains and catch basins to allow for the melted snow to not pool up in these areas. This well laid out mechanical system provides a warm and dry floor. Lee is proud to have installed equipment that will keep our first responders safe, which in turn allows them to keep us safe.
Lee technicians once again used the Trimble Robotic Total System to determine layout while working on the underground portion of their tasks. This cutting-edge tool allows for a more precise depiction of the site space, obstacles and layout, making the work performed efficient and informed.