EEC was recognized at the Ohio Masonry Association’s 24th annual Award of Excellence in Masonry Design program for their work on the Argillite Fire Station & Community Center. EEC received the 2011 Public Service Merit Design Award. Brian Horsley, Project Manager was in attendance at the event to receive the award.
The Ohio Masonry Association jury noted that what seems to have become a standard for rural fire departments is to erect a pre-engineered, steel structural system with clad metal siding that looks no different than any farm or industrial warehouse. These structures often lack durability due to exposed vinyl surfaces, insulated blankets, ceilings and walls that are easily damaged and degraded.
The OMA jury determined this is not the case with the design of The Argillite Fire Station & Community Center; a design project that used split face CMU’s and pronounced standing-seam metal siding for the roof, as well as the fascia and soffits. Masonry strength and durability with an interior that is finished with durable, washable surfaces was a key benefit and very wise decision for the long haul. All these assets added up to this project earning a merit award from the jury.Read More