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Martha’s Vineyard Airport Fire Station, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Rescom Architectural Inc. designed Martha’s Vineyard Airport Fire Station with a New England architectural appearance and cost-effective metal building system. The 18,900-square-foot building also has portions constructed with structural steel.

MMS Northeast Inc. built the portions: the office wing from the basement, first floor and second floor with structural steel, joists and decking supplied by Chief Buildings. The erector used Chief’s metal building system to construct exterior building framework including columns, rafters, purlins, roofing and trims. MMS Northeast also used the metal building system for the complete apparatus bays portion.

The facility has eight connected units, a three-story office wing with full basement, 12 apparatus bays, training space, offices, kitchen and equipment storage space.

On the apparatus bays, MMS Northeast built boxed-in eave extensions. At those locations, the company vertically installed MBCI’s FW-120 concealed fastener fascia panels in Ash Grey with Chief’s FSP metal soffit panels in Polar White. MMS Northeast also installed the fascia and soffit panels on covered porches at the office wing of the building.

The fire station has three dormers including one on top of the office so the elevator has clearance to go to the top floor. Two dormers on the apparatus bay wing have large windows that emit daylight into the workplace. Additionally, there are below-eave canopies above walkthrough door entrances.

To clad the roof, MMS Northeast installed 17,500 square feet of Chief’s 16-inch-wide MVF standing seam roof system in Ash Grey. MMS insulated the roof with Silvercote LLC’s R-40 Energy Saver insulation system. Dynamic Fastener’s Dyna-Guard Snow Retention System was attached to the roof panels as well.

Chief Buildings recognized the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Fire Station project with the company’s 2017 Building of the Year award. It was completed for $9.6 million, of which the metal building system portion accounted for $1.4 million, in September 2017.