Waterbury Fire Stations project was selected to receive a 2011 Best Builders Award for Outstanding Quality of Work and Effort
WLA is proud to announce that the Waterbury Fire Stations project was selected by the Associated General Contractors of Vermont to receive a 2011 Best Builders Award for Outstanding Quality of Work and Effort in the Building, New Construction category. Representatives from DEW Construction Corp. received the award at AGC’s annual meeting in Burlington.
WLA was hired in 2010 to provide Design/Build services to build two new energy-efficient fire stations to replace existing fire stations in the Town and Village of Waterbury, Vermont. The Main Street Station is located in a FEMA flood plain. WLA designed and DEW built a structure that could stand up to the 100 year flood level – and just two weeks after the formal ribbon cutting, it was tested by Tropical Storm Irene. The flooding in Waterbury crested 2 1/2 feet above the 100 year flood level. Remarkably the station fared quite well, suffering only a very small amount of water damage. No materials had to be removed or replaced and the building was up and running the same day. All in all, a success for flood design and construction.