#23. City of Seattle Joint Training Facility

Image courtesy W.G. Clark Construction
Seattle’s Joint Training Facility will consist of five training structures and four support buildings.

9401 Meyers Way S., Seattle

$18,716,298 (original contract)

Type of contract:

Start of construction:
Aug. 8, 2004

Expected completion date:
Feb. 5, 2006


Seattle’s Joint Training Facility will be used for training the city’s Fire Department, Public Utilities Department and Department of Transportation personnel.

The facility, being developed on 13 acres, will be made up of five training structures, including a drill tower, a collapsed building, a state-of-the-art burn building, a trench/confined safety prop, and an overpass and vehicle extraction prop. Four support buildings will be included: the classroom training building, apparatus bay building, pavilion building and materials storage building.

The project is expected to achieve silver LEED status from the U.S. Green Building Council, with components such as natural ventilation and cooling, interior day lighting, water-efficient landscaping and recycled fire training water. The Fire Department will use the facility’s classroom and burn facilities, allowing crews to practice on operating elevators and many other facets of emergency training.

Seattle Public Utilities will use the facility for its vault system, created for confined space and retrieval training, and to practice various hands-on training exercises.

The Department of Transportation will perform training for commercial drivers and heavy-equipment operators at the facility. Classes also will be held in industrial hydraulics and electronics, used for the maintenance and operations of the city’s bridges.

The facility will bring together various city departments to train as a unit, which is expected to create a more efficient and safer workforce.



W.G. Clark Construction, 408 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109,
(206) 624-5244


Boxwood, 1218 Third Ave., Suite 1412, Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 343-0236

(consulting architect) TCA Architecture & Planning, 6211 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 522-3830


BRC Acoustics (acoustic)

Coughlin Porter Lundeen (civil and structural)

Keen Engineering (mechanical)

PacRim Geotechnical (geotechnical)

Sparling (electrical)

SvR Design Co. (civil and landscape design)

Construction manager:

Shiels Obletz Johnsen


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