DPW Facility Assessment and Design

Site Assessment and Design of Rochester Department of Public Works

Weston & Sampson prepared a feasibility study and site selection analysis for a new Public Works Facility for the City of Rochester, New Hampshire. Work included preparing a space needs assessment for the DPW operations and conducting a comprehensive site selection analysis to identify a preferred site for the facility. Based on the results of the study and site selection analysis, the city selected and purchased a preferred site to support the new facility. Weston & Sampson assisted with obtaining approval from the city to fund design and construction of a new facility.

The approximately 55,000-square-foot facility includes administration and engineering work areas; public counter; office support space, employee facilities (locker/shower/toilet/break and training), trade shops, vehicle maintenance, vehicle wash, and vehicle and equipment storage areas.

The vehicle maintenance design includes a new lubrication distribution system, vehicle exhaust capture system, a materials lift up to mezzanine storage, and two state-of-the-art heavy duty 105,000-pound modular three post in-ground lifts. The lifts are sized to accommodate the City’s diverse fleet of vehicles that includes buses, fire trucks, and construction equipment.

The project also includes ancillary support structures including a new salt shed, city-wide fueling facility, and bulk material storage area. The facility incorporates sustainable design elements including natural daylighting, heat recovery, high-efficiency radiant floor and ceiling mounted infrared heating system, smart lighting controls, high-efficiency cooling systems, and a solar-ready roof.
Construction for the facility was completed in February, 2022.


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