The town of Brookhaven (NY) recently celebrated the official beginning of construction of the new $11 million Mastic Beach Ambulance Company (MBAC) headquarters. The new, two-story structure will total 18,000 s/f.
“The new headquarters will be constructed as a steel-frame structure erected on a 12,000 s/f concrete slab-on-grade foundation. Both the architectural design elements and exterior materials – HardieShingle cementitious board siding, cultured stone accents, a second floor porch, a partial hip roof with fiberglass shingles, gables, and single-family home-style windows and doors – reflect the residential character of the neighborhood, preserving its architectural consistency,” added Stalco project Manager Erik Rappel. “The second floor structure will be steel bar joists, metal floor decking, and poured-concrete floor. The roof structure will be steel framing with a metal deck.”
Despite its stylistic residential references, the design incorporates only non-combustible materials, such as light-gauge metal exterior and interior wall systems with fire-rated gypsum board walls, concrete floors, steel internal stairs, fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) exterior doors, and insulated steel doors. Complying with the current New York State building codes, the structure was designed to meet environmental efficiency requirements similar to those of the LEED system.