Vehicle Maintenance / Public Works
Vehicle maintenance and storage facilities appear to involve very few engineered systems because of the vast amount empty of space in the buildings. In reality, it is quite the opposite.
These buildings have Carbon Monoxide sensing and evacuation systems, back up electrical systems, air and fluid supply systems, and more. Buildings constructed in rural areas have septic systems and well systems that require storage tanks.
We have designed so many of these types of facilities that there are very few unique system scenarios that we have not seen.
Garage Exhaust Duct
Carlton County Maintenance Water Tank
Garage Hose Reel
Coon Rapids Public Works Vehicle Maintenance
Many of the municipal, county, and state vehicle buildings we design have maintenance areas in them. These areas become quite complex to design with the specialty equipment needed to work on the large maintenance vehicles. Our attention to design details and willingness to research needed equipment information will make the transition into the new space quite simple.
Carlton County Maintenance Building
This facility is set in the beautiful Minnesota forests near the St. Louis River. The building is a model of energy efficiency with its geosource heating and cooling system. It also is an example of engineering excellence because of its recycled oil burning boiler, on site water supply systems, and its lighting control systems.
Coon Rapids Public Works Building
The city of Coon Rapids has invited Cain Ouse Associates to design the engineering systems for three phases of remodel and expansion at their facility. They have moved from the small rural oriented facilities built in the 1950's to the facility needed to support a major suburban city. We are privileged to have help them make the transition.