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Cambridge Maintenance Facility. Cambridge, Maryland.
The Cambridge Maintenance Facility is critical to supporting the maintenance of roads and infrastructure, as well as safety work during inclement weather and when a state of emergency is issued.
To provide a facility that is capable of housing tools and vehicles, such as dump trucks, lawnmowers, large vacuum trucks and service trucks, a 26,000 SF maintenance building, 13,000 SF vehicle storage building, 10,400 SF crew building, 4,000 ton salt barn, material storage bins, brine tanks, fuel island, truck wash, and on-site equipment/materials storage was designed. Functions include offices, conference rooms, inventory, lunch room, locker/shower rooms, three full-service bays with overhead crane, truck lifts, welding area, service reels, support equipment, vehicle storage for twelve dump trucks, pull-through wash bay, enclosed garage bays to store small pick-up type trucks and various types of equipment used in the field.
MDE and CBCAC approval of SWM/ESC for the six-acre redevelopment project was prepared and expedited. Site improvement design included a water connection to an existing well, sanitary sewer, grading, E&S, and SWM (including rain gardens and grass swales).
Pragmatic and functional design emphasis for a critical state operation features new masonry and metal facades with a modern visual emphasizing large service doors, durable heated concrete floors, two story atrium connector, large window fenestration, and adjacent simply formed storage buildings.
New 480 volts, 600 ampere underground electrical service is provided to a 600 ampere switchboard in the main building with an outdoor 400kW diesel generator to provide standby power. Other services include fire alarm, lightning protection, security, communications and data.
Utilizing and expanding on existing SHA traverse control, WRA provided surveys for the stake out of 20 soil borings within the project limits. Surveys were tied to the Maryland State Plane Coordinate System NAD 83/91 and NAVD 88 bench marks.