Services: Construction Management | Design
Owner: Business Owner/Co
Originally built in the 1940’s the Tulsa Air National Guard Base has long served its mission to maintain combat ready forces ready to support both national and state security. From early fighter-interceptors to heavy transport ships to modern day advanced fighter jets the Tulsa Air National Guard Base has supported missions in World War II, the 1961 Berlin Crisis, Vietnam, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As missions have changed the base has had to adapt to new technologies and tactics. To properly support the F-16 Fighting Falcons it was determined that the existing base fire station needed to be expanded.
By 2014 the existing base fire station was grossly undersized for its support mission. At only 40% of the required space, the firefighters lacked the room needed for dormitories for the 17 state and 27 traditional firefighters. Storage space was previously converted to living quarters which left little room for equipment storage. The five existing vehicle stalls were constructed prior to newer and larger firefighting vehicles being placed into service.
In May of 2014 Magnum Construction was invited to bid on the renovation of the existing fire station through Magnum’s Multiple Award Task Order Contract with the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Magnum worked closely with the Oklahoma Air National Guard and the designer, Cyntergy AEC, to provide multiple value-engineered options that allowed the owner to save money on the overall project while keeping the project on course for an anticipated LEED Silver Certification. Magnum Construction broke ground on the $3,533,378.45 project in early October 2014.
The final design consisted of demolishing over 70% of the existing building including the main vehicle storage bays. A new pre-engineered metal building was joined to the remainder of the existing building and featured four new double vehicle drive-through bays. To comply with Federal Anti-Terrorism Force Protection requirements blast resistant exterior door
and windows were installed as well as a reinforced entryway. All new mechanical and electrical systems were installed as well as new fire suppression and fire alarm systems. New sleeping quarters, officer offices, training rooms, and a command center were constructed. New concrete drives were poured at all bay openings that provide direct access to the flight line and the rest of the base.
As an anticipated LEED Silver project, multiple green initiatives were added to the design of the new fire station. Through a detailed waste management control plan, Magnum Construction was able to divert over 1,300 tons of debris from local landfills. Reusable building materials were donated to Habitat for Humanity. Where possible regionally produced materials and FSC certified lumber was used in construction. The existing storm drainage system at the site was replaced with a new system designed to lower the amount of run-off entering the base’s drainage system by allowing water to settle into the soil before entering inlets. A bio-retention pond was built around the North end of the building that provides over eight thousand cubic feet of water storage. As part of the new bay construction, a new ductless vehicle exhaust removal system was installed that removes hazardous gasses from exhaust fumes. This new system was designed to trap these gasses with filters both cleaning the air inside the vehicle bays and preventing the gasses from entering the environment. All new energy efficient LED lighting was installed throughout the new and existing sections of the building. All new energy efficient HVAC devices along with a new HVAC controls system were installed that allows Base maintenance to control the HVAC remotely and was programmed to ensure maximum efficiency for the system.
Magnum Construction completed the project in November of 2015. Magnum Construction finished the project with enough LEED credits to qualify for a Silver Certification. Magnum Construction self-performed twenty percent of the work and joined with over twenty ABC members in completing the project.