Engine Company 16Chicago, Illinois
TGRWA provided the structural design, working drawings and construction administration services for the 20,000 square foot fire house for the Chicago Fire Department located on Chicago’s South Side. The new building contains Engine Company 16 as well as a Hazmat Unit and includes a large apparatus bay to house multiple emergency vehicles. The building includes a full kitchen, locker rooms, living quarters, a watch tower and a 150-foot communication tower. The main building’s structure includes hollow core plank supported by reinforced CMU walls and reinforced concrete spread footings. The apparatus bay includes steel trusses supported by steel framing and spread footings. The project achieved LEED Platinum Certification.
- Involvement: Structural Engineer of Record
- Client: Interactive Design Eight Architects, Public Building Commission of Chicago
- Owner: Chicago Fire Department/City of Chicago
- Date of Completion: 2012