Heated Vehicle Storage Facility

Marathon County Highway Department

The Marathon County Highway Department required a new heated facility for storing their snow plows and equipment after their existing village of Edgar facility was damaged by fire. The project consists of 12,240 square feet of heated vehicle storage area constructed as a pre-engineered metal building on a concrete foundation, with durable materials to limit long-term maintenance costs. The interior of the building is divided into three bays with CMU fire barriers to minimize the fire area of the building, and avoid a costly fire protection system.


Project Features

  • Three bays with two overhead doors each for flexibility in storing large tri-axle patrol trucks and other snow removal equipment
  • Building houses ten patrol trucks, one 3.5-yard loader and one skid steer
  • Super insulated walls, roof, and overhead doors for maximum thermal efficiency
  • High-efficiency lighting incorporating LEDs and small zone occupancy sensors
  • Housing for brine and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) for snow plows
  • Air and water in each bay for daily vehicle checks

Firm’s Involvement

  • Establish design objectives and review project budgets with county personnel
  • Prepare preliminary and final design
  • Coordinate mechanical, electrical, and plumbing sub-consultants
  • Prepare and review construction documents
  • Regulatory agency compliance
  • Bidding assistance services
  • Construction administration services

Project completed by our principals, prior to Funktion Design Studio, LLC, while employed with previous firms.