Bayer Becker provided design for The Boone County Fire Training facility using both short and long term design elements. We assisted the Fire Chiefs Association in designing elements that fit within their current budget based on existing bonds, as well as long term elements which planned for future designs. Because of the limited initial funding available for the project, Bayer Becker coordinated a phasing sequence that allowed the project to proceed within the budget. Each proposed training area needed to be researched based on the space requirements and appropriate location on site. Extensive research was done visiting facilities around the region to assist in planning the desired training areas for the new facility.
A key feature of the project is the draft pit structure, an underground concrete vault that holds 30,000 gallons of water. Bayer Becker provided structural design on the pit which is used as a testing area for the county’s fire trucks to pump water out of one end of the vault and spray into a return hood.
In addition to design, Bayer Becker coordinated design charettes and periodic project planning meetings between the various Fire Districts that would be using the site and developed schematic design documents based on feedback from these meetings. The bottom line is a project that works for everyone because they were directly involved in guiding the design.