05/13/12 38 W, 1 I - + 6 - 7 Drawing of Holly Springs Station 2

Found on the fire department's stations page, here's a drawing of Holly Springs Station 2, which is under construction on Avent Ferry Road. See earlier blog post. See construction photos from Lee Wilson.

I hate to knit-pick but the building elevation drawings aren’t drawn correctly. The front and rear elevations are the same drawing just one is inverted left to right. The entrance portico, which I would assume is only on the front of the building is shown on both front and rear elevations but is not shown on left elevation. If I paid for these drawing I would be a bit ticked off!
stretch - 05/13/12 - 18:36

Lesson in life #1: Be sure of the details and double check things before speaking on them. (Look at the side elevations and the entrance roofs of the front and rear.)
Josh (Email) - 05/14/12 - 00:19


Portico- A porch held up by columns in front of a doorway.

Canopy Roof- A roof, often over a balcony or porch, that is suggestive of the curvature of a suspended cloth canopy. (Architects terminology)

There are two canopy roofs over the apparatus bay doors one front and one rear. The front and rear Elevation drawings show a portico on the front and rear however the side elevation drawings only show a portico at the front.
Stretch - 05/14/12 - 05:06

The elevations appear to be correct. The portico is not shown in Side Elevation (Side B) (2/A2.1)because the face of the portico stops almost in line with the bays. Side Elevation 3/A2.1 (Side D)shows the front portico roof just slightly in front of the apparatus bay roof. Omitting the small portion of roof that sticks from the the Side B elevation is a common drafting practice, as that roof actually happens on the other building is not important to the Side B elevation.

Also, while the front and rear elevations appear to be similar, there are several big differences. The Side A entry roof is much taller the the rear, with different detailing, and the door has a glass sidelight. Also notice how the front entrance is perpendicular the the roof ridge while the rear is parallel with it. The overall form of the front and rear apparatus bay are the same. That seems to make sense because it is likely one large drive through bay space. The canopies over the front and rear bay are different sizes.
A Different Josh - 05/14/12 - 21:49

I dont care about the nit picking or whatever. Congrats to Holly Springs. As a Engineer I think the drawings look good. When I say Engineer its my position on the fire department.
911 - 05/15/12 - 08:59

Hey I was just messing with you, but anyways just glad to see a different Josh agrees. Rode by the station the other day and it looks good, a lot better than the barn & construction office. When is the expected completion date?
Josh (Email) - 05/15/12 - 11:34

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