Colby Co. provided the study, design and construction administration of a Fire, Crash and Rescue Station to include the LEED Silver renovation of 19,400 SF and the design of a new 2,550 SF addition. Colby Co. was the Prime Contract holder and provided the architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, fire protection and electrical design. The improved space will house both full time Air National Guard and State personnel to provide 24-hour support to the military, civilian passenger and cargo aircraft and an ANG Fire Fighting unit.
Colby Co. provided the design for three projects in support of Bath Iron Work’s Facilities Upgrade mission. The designs included a new 50,000 SF 11-story Outfitting Hall; a new 2-cell Blast and Paint Facility; and a new boiler building. All three buildings were designed simultaneously and on a compressed time schedule to support BIW’s shipbuilding efforts. The Associated General Contractors of Maine awarded the project first place in the Industrial Category for 2016.
The new SWA Facility is the first of its kind in more than 15 years and is the most advanced and cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in North America. The plant produces electricity from waste, reduces landfilling by over 90%, displaces the need for fossil fuels and powers approximately 44,000 homes. Michael Singer Studio developed the conceptual aesthetic and environmental design for the new $672M Facility, assisted in establishing design criteria, and was involved in design and implementation oversight throughout the construction process. Colby Co. provided engineering in support of Michael Singer Studio’s work. The building and site was designed by Arcadis and Song & Associates and constructed by Babcock & Wilcox.
In an effort to reduce air emission from fuel combustions by 11 tons per year, the City of Montpelier replaced an existing wood chip and No. 6 oil heat plant with two biomass boilers and one back up No. 2 fuel oil boiler. The new district heat plant provides steam for district heating of the State Capital complex and for district heating for the City of Montpelier thereby replacing 300,000 gallons of oil annually with locally produced wood chips. The project was awarded the AIA Vermont Excellent in Architecture Award in 2014.