Congratulations to the Waterbury Fire Stations team! The project was selected by the Associated General Contractors of Vermont to receive a 2011 Best Builders Award for Outstanding Quality of Work and Effort in the Building, New Construction category.
Don Wells, President, Jeff Davis, Executive Vice President, Tim Heinlein, Project Manager and Larry Bertrand, Superintendent, received the award at AGC’s annual meeting in Burlington.
DEW Construction Corp. was hired in 2010 to provide Design/Build services to the Town of Waterbury to build two new energy-efficient fire stations to replace existing fire stations in the Town and Village of Waterbury, Vermont.
The Main Street Station site was selected because it was desirable to have the fire station remain in the Village setting. The site, however, is located in a FEMA flood plain. DEW and Architect Wiemann Lamphere, designed and built a structure that could stand up to the 100 year flood level – and two months after we turned it over, and two weeks after the formal ribbon cutting, it was tested by Tropical Storm Irene. The flooding in Waterbury crested just above the 100 year flood level. Remarkably the station fared well – it suffered only a relatively small amount of water damage. The good news – no materials had to be removed or replaced. All in all, a success for flood design and construction.