Architect: TSP Incorporated
Contractor: RCS Construction
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
The regional Airport Rescue and Firefighting Station is part of a long term master plan for the city owned facility, which is home to commercial, private and military aircraft.
To meet the long term goals and objectives, one of the first initiatives was to update and relocate the airport rescue and firefighting facility. In doing so, space could be allocated for aeronautical uses and ensure compliance with grant requirements.
The owner required the new facility to meet the aesthetics of the existing campus structure, required the use of more durable materials and the structure had to be energy efficient and provide sound control for building occupants to sleep and have uninterrupted meetings.
The current structure consists of a heavy grain cedar plank board form cast-in-place concrete and exterior insulation finish system on (EIFS) on steel studs. Given the program requirements and schedule, various buildings systems were evaluated and a total precast solution was selected by the architect.
The ultimate solution was a structural precast concrete wall system with a corefloor concrete roof and mezzanine.
- Project cost: $4,750,000
- One level design with mezzanine
- 13,600 sq. ft. of floor area
- 297 pieces of concrete installed in the winter months
- Cedar plank board form liner with heavy grain on column and beam
- Two inch projection from face of panel on column and beam
- Two colors of concrete
- Smooth flat surfaces with sandblasting
- 104 thermal efficient wall panels with continuous insulation to meet ASHRAE energy standards