The Project Team for Fire Station No. 5 is the recipient of a 2019 San Francisco Collaborative Partnering Award! Acting as the general contractor, we demolished and rebuilt the largest fire station in San Francisco. The demolition included the abatement of hazardous materials and the removal of the in-ground fuel systems. The new construction consists of a three-story, structural steel framed fire station with the goal of achieving LEED Gold certification.
The new building is an essential services facility, designed to meet the most stringent engineering specifications in the country, capable of withstanding a multitude of natural disasters and still remaining functional. The station has state of the art mechanical systems, four apparatus bays, four slide poles, an exercise room, chef’s kitchen and high quality sleeping quarters to accommodate the numerous fire fighters that rotate through this station.
The project is located at the intersection of two very busy streets in San Francisco; Turk and Webster. The project also required demolition and reconstruction on 100% of the available site so there was virtually no room for lay down, project accommodations, on-site deliveries, etc. We had to implement an extensive traffic control plan and pedestrian detour plan to work within the project constraints and to protect the public. There was the added challenge of being in very close proximity to the neighboring building. During demolition of the tower, we built an almost 50-foot-tall screen along the property line to protect the neighboring building from falling debris.
Self Performed Work
Structural concrete foundation, shoring, installation of fire poles, gear lockers, and appliances.