Weesaw Township Town Hall Administration and Emergency Facility
Comprehensive Analysis Report
The report addressed documentation of
the existing building, analysis, space assessment, on going usage by staff
with an executive statement.
The existing structure had no existing
drawings and required a complete field survey of the existing architectural,
mechanical, and structural systems, which was recorded into CAD computer
documentation and photographs. The code analysis consisted of reviewing OSHA
and the Michigan Building Code and costs related to correct these issues.
Space assessment was conducted by interviewing all key personnel, including
the board of trustees, the clerk, the treasurer, the fire chief, and the
director of ambulance services to determine present and future needs.
The executive summary provided two
approaches for the present Town Hall. One was to maintain the existing
building with its combined functions of Administration and Emergency
Services, representing a mixed-use occupancy of business and high-hazard
classification that would incur substantial costs to correct the many code
issues as it presently functions, and would still be insufficiently-sized
The second approach was to relocate
the Administration portion into a separate building, and the existing Town
Hall can be grandfathered into a single occupancy usage for Emergency
Services, thus avoiding the substantial code correction cost. A two-fold
benefit of this recommendation was that Emergency Services would then have
their needed space and the code cost savings can be re-directed into the new
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