Alten Construction completes renovation to Fire Station 57
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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Californer -- Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, recently completed renovations to San Rafael Fire Department Station 57.

Alten Construction began working on the $9.3 million project in June 2017 and finished the project in November 2019. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on November 15 to commemorate the occasion.

The 9,924-square-foot project includes a new two-story fire station and storage building. The new fire station will house a team of five on-duty firefighters. However, Fire Station 57 can accommodate six on-duty personnel in the event additional staffing is required to better serve the community.

Fire Station 57 is designed to allow for easy access to the apparatus bay where trucks and equipment are housed. The new station features three drive-through apparatus bays complete with state-of-the-art bi-fold garage doors and infrastructure, apparatus support spaces, above ground fuel storage and an automatic ventilation system to prevent buildup of diesel exhaust.

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The building also has a public lobby with accessible restroom, office, kitchen, dining, dayroom, laundry room, private sleeping quarters, restrooms and mechanical and electrical communications rooms.

Located at 3530 Civic Center Drive in San Rafael, the new fire station is across the street from the Marin County Civic Center, which was designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright and can be viewed from inside the station.

Mary McGrath Architects designed the buildings, which incorporate high-quality living quarters for the firefighters, modern and upgraded technology and ventilation and exhaust systems for the apparatus bay. The renovation is part of the City of San Rafael Essential Facilities Project, which also included renovations to Fire Station 52.

The fire station meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's (LEED) Gold certification. The LEED scoring system provides a metric for measuring how sustainable a structure is. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient, using less water and energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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About Alten Construction
Founded by Bob and Shannon Alten in 1995, Alten Construction not only offers a full range of commercial construction services but is also a licensed builder, with its own shop, carpenters and construction laborers. Alten Construction serves public and private clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with a personal touch.

Alten Construction is committed to green building practices, and the firm has LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. Dedicated to the community, Alten Construction partners with small, local businesses and develops construction professionals through its internship opportunities and in-house training. The commercial construction firm is also affiliated with the Marin Builders Association and the North Coast Builders Exchange. For more information, visit www.AltenConstruction.com or call 510-234-4200.

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