Ricardo Martinez - Martinez Architects
David Parker - Aldine Fire/Rescue, Houston, TX
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.
• 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.