Triad Associates was hired to design a fire station for the City of Ligonier. Completed just last month, the Ligonier Fire Station has been nominated to be considered for the 2022 Firehouse Station Design Awards. Encompassing 23,969 square feet, here is the story behind the project and other station features:Chief Jeremy Weaver and Assistant Gerald Sprague did their homework in planning the new station by visiting other facilities in the region. They knew what they wanted and had floor plans sketched even before initial meetings with the consultants. Final plans were detailed during COVID shutdown of all non-essential business in Indiana. The construction pre-bid meeting was done on-line with fifty-three attendees via Zoom!The station was constructed on an old industrial property that had left old foundations, debris and spoil material. Two hundred and thirty-four rammed aggregate Geopiers were installed to support the foundations and slabs.The station includes a Safe Haven … Continued
In March, the Triad Engineering Team was able to secure a $15,619 incentive for the City of Kendallville from Indiana-Michigan Power. The incentive was awarded for electrical savings through high-efficiency electrical components and process design for the new Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Amish community is a vital and important part of the history and the future of the City of Ligonier. This recently completed project would allow for the safe and convenient parking of any Amish horse and buggy. The completed parking facility includes a 96’ by 26’ concrete parking pad, asphalt drive improvements, water service and yard hydrants, special storm sewer inlet, landscaping, sign installation, and 110 lineal feet of Shadow Box fencing.
The Elkhart River Erosion Control Project was recently completed in Ligonier. The reconstruction of a collapsed retaining wall approximately 275 feet long was part of a Disaster Recovery project. The project included construction of a retaining wall/bank stabilization system along the Elkhart River, reconstruction of the ally, and installation of a guardrail system along the river bank.
Kendallville Mayor W. SuzAnne Handshoe and Wastewater Superintendent Mark Schultz recently hosted a ceremony for the City of Kendallville’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements Project. Honored guests in attendance were Senator Susan Glick, Indiana District 13, Representative David Ober, Indiana District 82, Jim Dazey, City Council President/BOW President, Eric Walsh, Umbaugh & Associates, and Mick Jackson, James S. Jackson CO, LLC. Mayor Handshoe declared this the most important project in 35 years for Kendallville. The City has probably one of the last trickling filters in the state. All 3 trickling filters will be demolished as well as the Bio Tower. Triad engineers noted that the improved plant will allow for the treatment of future flows and loadings that new businesses and industry may bring to the City.