ORB Architects is performing design services for the McChord Field Fire Station in the historic district at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The scope of work for the existing 24,844 SF building structure will address program functions, seismic, envelope, and mechanical/electrical systems. 

ORB Architects is also conducting a value engineering (VE) study with an independent VE team to provide recommendations on how to increase value within the available programmed project funding amount without increasing costs or cutting goals for the following elements:

  • Roof overbuild system
  • Replacement of the EIFS system around entire building with architectural siding
  • Redesign of interior according to JBLM standards criteria and Uniform Federal Accessibilty Standards
  • Repair/replacement of interior finishes to include wallboard, paint, partitions, and acoustical ceilings
  • Repair of full facility HVAC system to provide code compliant ventilation throughout the building. HVAC to include DDC
  • Repair existing electrical system to include panel replacement, load center replacement, demolition of dead circuits, identification and organization of existing load centers, replacement of lighting systems, as well as egress lighting and branch circuits.
  • Communications system repair
  • Removal of Asbestos Containing material (ACM) Lead Based Paint (LBP), PCB light ballasts, & mold
  • Superior STC rating for firefighter sleeping quarters



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