Location | Fort McKay, Alberta
Sector | Social Infrastructure
Market | Government
Project Delivery Method: New Construction
Discipline | Building Science
The Fort McKay Fire Hall is a newly constructed facility in Fort McKay, Alberta. Construction on this new building began in 2020 to replace the previously existing facility that had reached the end of its lifecycle with a new 12, 600 square foot structure. The new steel-framed structure includes office areas, dispatch space, a kitchen, recreational space, laundry, a training tower, vehicle and equipment bays and a fitness facility.
Williams Engineering (WE) provided the building envelope consulting engineering services during the construction of the facility. WE’s services included thorough reviews of the building envelope systems and details, including the air barrier, construction joints and roofing systems. Reviews of the drawings provided by S2 Architecture were also completed by WE to address any areas of concern regarding the facility’s building envelope design.
The Fort McKay Fire Hall was designed to represent the local Métis and First Nations communities while providing a functional space that enables the volunteer fire department to effectively protect their community. This new facility is a landmark that benefits Fort McKay and the surrounding area by ensuring people’s safety, protection, and well-being.