40 years of fire station design changes

Newell, Ken
May 2013
Fire Chief Expert Blog;5/21/2013, p1
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The article discusses four decades of fire station design changes in the U.S. The modern fire station is reportedly a very specialized facility that demands a designer who specializes in that building type. Construction costs are said to be the most evident change in station design over the past 40 years. However, the author notes it is the regulatory changes of the last four decades that more severely affect the design of the facility. Another evolving design trend is a boom in sustainability.


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