Arcata Volunteer Fire Department Remodel
Pacific Builders completed the new Arcata Fire Station, which was redesigned by Greenway Partners to better accommodate on-duty personnel and additional equipment. The facility was also upgraded to withstand Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes.
Construction was completed in June 2015 and the historic building features the district’s vintage 1,000-pound W.T. Garrett & Co. bell.
Pacific Builders provided extensive pre-construction services for this project, including hosting and participating in weekly design and budget meetings over several months. Services provided during this time included developing a preliminary budget, with input for design decisions that affected the budget and development of final budget, including extensive value engineering to reduce costs and keep the project in budget.
Pacific Builders also participated in ongoing value engineering efforts, which included meeting with the project designer and structural engineer on site to develop strategies to save portions of the building originally slated for demolition, and creating the pre-construction and final construction schedule per approved final design.
Pre-construction efforts included removal and storage of fixtures, removal of fixtures for sale by the fire department, and selection of finishes—including extensive time with the window supplier selected by Pacific Builders to ensure the best value and consistency with the historical nature of the building and ongoing input into final product selections for best value/cost ratios. During construction, Pacific Builders supervised and assisted with asbestos abatement as well as general construction.