MAYNE ISLAND FIRE HALL
8,000 sq.ft. fire hall on Mayne Island in the southern Gulf Island of BC.
The design was completed in August of 2010, however, due to financial constraints construction did not start. The key structural challenge for the 2010 design was the transom window framing around the apparatus bay. This wrap-around glazing broke up the seismic resisting system by interrupting the lateral load transfer from the roof to the foundations. This unique situation was compounded by the fact that the structure was a post-disaster building requiring the design earthquake loads to be increased by 50%.