Name
Designing FD Facilities for Functionality, Maintenance, and Low Operating Costs
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Justin Myers
Description

Go beyond design and what the facility may look like at the Grand Opening, take a deeper dive into the cost, time, and other resources required for facility maintenance over time if crucial considerations are not made during the design phase, including availability/cost of replacement fixtures, equipment, and materials, as well as durability and practicality of the design for daily use and upkeep by firefighters. Support data and anecdotal information collected from a survey of fire department personnel across the country will also be presented.

Learning Objectives
• Learn how to avoid unnecessary and unanticipated maintenance time/cost burdens over the life of the facility.
• Learn why and how facility budgeting needs to include life-cycle costs, not just capital costs.
• Learn about pros and cons of different design solutions related to fixtures, finishes, and building aesthetics.