Maryland Heights Fire Protection District Headquarters Engine House One
Maryland Heights, MO
The Maryland Heights Fire Protection District Headquarters Engine House One project will include a complete state-of-the-art upgrade of the existing 22-year-old, 18,902-square-foot firehouse, located at 2600 Schuetz Road, plus a 2,112-square-foot living quarters addition and a 4,300-square-foot apparatus support addition on the east and north sides of the building. The new design includes more capacity for emergency equipment, improved operational areas, a severe weather safe room, living quarters that promote gender equity, dedicated decontamination area with specialized gear extractors to reduce the risk of firefighter cancer, and removal and replacement of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection components.
Dallas County South Government Center
The Dallas County South Government Center (DCSGC) is a new ground-up 73,000 SF two-story structure constructed at the southern edge of Dallas County, immediately adjacent to Interstate 20 and Polk Street. It serves to replace and consolidate three existing aging facilities under one roof. The new building will house the County Tax Office, Veteran’s Affairs, County Constable, Sheriff’s Traffic Division, Sheriff’s Dispatch, Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, and two (2) Justice of the Peace Courts. Dispatch has been designed as a ICC-500 2015 Storm Shelter that will withstand winds up to 200MPH and remain operational in a severe weather event. This facility will also serve as a back-up Dispatch center for both the City of Dallas and City of Lancaster.
Reby Cary Youth Library
Fort Worth, TX
KAI was selected to provide architectural and interior design services on the Reby Cary Youth Library located in Fort Worth Texas. The 8,000 SF facility will provide a well-rounded selection of informational books targeted to children's educational and curricular-support needs. The Reby Cary Youth Library will provide open spaces for exploration, collaboration, socialization and learning. The project will also include such amenities as a sensory garden, maker space (which will utilize technology for creative activities), and study rooms.
In addition to the core services provided, KAI is responsible for coordinating the civil, landscape, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering, fire protection design, AVL/technology, and cost estimating services through our consultants.
BIM technology was utilized to assist in the Owner's visualization of the designs development. The technology was specifically incorporated for conceptual renderings during the schematic design and design development phases. We also plan to utilize BIM technology during the construction document phase to assist in systems coordination with other disciplines.
The design team has been working closely with an award-winning artist to infuse art into the building design, which will allow the Owner to reduce costs in the long run.
KAI is providing Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Services as part of a five year on-call contract with Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. KAI’s project responsibilities associated with this on-call ranges from the replacement of existing equipment, such as dock levelers, to Checked Baggage Inspection System replacement and integration. These systems are being integrated into existing infrastructure and facilities. As part of the integration, KAI works closely with the Architect, DFW and TSA to phase and sequence the work to eliminate disruption to airport operations.
The Katherine Ward Burg Garden
St. Louis, MO
The Great Rivers Greenway has selected KAI Build as the general contractor for The Katherine Ward Burg Garden project, the first step in a plan to redevelop the St. Louis City Riverfront in historic Laclede’s Landing. The urban park, planned for a half-acre vacant lot adjacent to Eads Bridge, memorializes local professional photographer Katherine Ward Burg who was known for taking pictures of many prominent St. Louisans and who loved the Mississippi River.
City of Olivette Community Center & Company-Wide Park Improvements
St. Louis, MO
KAI Enterprises was selected by the City of Olivette to perform Design services for their Community Center & Company-Wide Park. This project will improve the conditions of the community center and the city's parks to create an engaging, educational, and safe environment for everyone to enjoy.