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.

Weston & Sampson prepared final design documents for the new facility to be bid for construction.

The approximately 55,000 square foot facility will include 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 project also includes ancillary support structures including a new salt shed, city-wide fueling facility, and bulk material storage area. The facility will also incorporate 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.


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