City of Edmonton
JEN COL Construction was contracted to build Edmonton’s 30th fire station, the new Pilot Sound Fire Station located at 15850 – 50 Street which is part of the Pilot Sound residential community encompassing seven neighborhoods in the city’s northeast corner. With a total building area of 1,226 m2, the fire station contains three drive-through apparatus bays, dispatch, dorm rooms, a kitchen, a lounge, an exercise room, offices, change rooms, washrooms and service, utility and storage spaces. One of the biggest features is an external duty gear storage room which is completely isolated from the main living area – great from a firefighter health and safety perspective.
This fire station is a wood frame construction, one of the first for the City of Edmonton, with exposed glulam beams and timber decking throughout the facility, including the apparatus bay and the dormitory, kitchen and exercise areas. The project also included site work, utility connections, landscaping, fencing, curb crossing and roadway improvements.
The Pilot Sound Fire Station project, which achieved LEED® Silver Certification, incorporates a variety of important sustainability strategies including water conservation, bioswales, high-albedo site paving materials, building orientation, natural lighting, advanced ventilation and drought-tolerant planting. Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design New Construction (LEED-NC) Silver-rating-certified buildings reduce waste, conserve energy, decrease water consumption and drive innovation through better air ventilation, more natural daylight and several other innovative techniques.