A Dome Technology fire-station project in northern Utah is getting noticed for its unique design.
Park City and Summit County news agency The Park Record reports that South Summit Fire District officials in Kamas, Utah, expect lower utility costs and a longer facility lifespan by selecting a dome for the new fire station. Expected completion is set for March.
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The new station will be two stories and 13,000 square feet. Seven vehicles will be housed inside with additional space for training and administration.
South Summit fire chief Scott Anderson said the completed building will protect against natural disasters and provide an emergency shelter for locals. The project will cost $2.2 million, compared to other bids ranging from $8 million to $14 million.
The project will provide peace of mind for station volunteers hoping to keep equipment protected and ready in an emergency. In traditional construction, roof systems can collapse during extreme weather or seismic events. If equipment is trapped under the roof, volunteers aren’t able to assist the community as needed. According to sales manager Daren Wheeler, the roof on this new station will not collapse in any kind of natural disaster, thanks to its dome construction.
Dome Technology constructs architectural buildings and storm shelters around the world and is certified with the National Storm Shelter Association. Each project is customized to a customer’s needs and specifications.