Delaware Engineering provided conceptual planning and assisted the Town in obtaining funding assistance through USDA’s Community Facilities projects. Engineering services included a complete building design including; building planning and construction, sitework design and layout, retaining wall design and construction and stormwater design and subsurface treatment. All stormwater and subsurface treatment system design work was completed through the review and approval of the NYSDEC and NYCDEP. Construction administration services were provided, work required the close collaboration and regular meetings with NYSDEC, NYCDEP, USDA and NYSERDA.
The project was completed to replace the existing failed and out dated facility. The new facility was designed to house all of the Town’s equipment with a footprint of 11,500 square feet (210’x55’). All NYS state energy codes were far exceeded by using Butler Building specific sandwich wall panels and a high efficiency fuel oil boiler with radiant floor heating. Collaboration with Cornell Cooperative extension an integrated alternative biomass fuel heating system was installed. The system utilizes a self-feed outside biomass pellet boiler to heat the new facility. During the winter months the Town has been able to heat the 11,550 sqft building on biomass only, requiring zero input from the fuel oil system. All illumination was completed using NYSERDA approved metal halide lighting. The facility is monitored using a state of the art fire detection/security and notification system.
The new facility features 8 truck bays with 2 being complete drive through bays. Air stations throughout with hose reels and coalescing filters with provisions for outdoor sand blasting. Overhead vehicle exhaust systems were supplied in the dedicated work bays with room for future expansion.
Site design work was extensive in order to comply with both NYCDEP and NYSDEC requirements. A large 12-foot tall gravity retaining wall retains the large embankment at the rear of the new building, this enables the Town to still utilize the site as both an active gravel bank and material storage area. Extensive drainage plans were constructed to collect and treat all stormwater entering and leaving the site. A pumped subsurface treatment system resides above the retaining wall, effluent is pumped using an Orenco pump system and treated utilizing a conventional subsurface sewage treatment system.
Standard rooms were provided including a Superintendent’s office, break/meeting room, men’s and women’s bathrooms, parts storage, mechanical room and a 2-hr rated file storage room.
A considerable amount of time and collaboration with equipment vendors went into the building design to provide both a durable and functional building for the Town.