State Fire
Marshal’s Office
Burn Building Renovations

State Fire Marshal’s Office– Burn Building Renovations
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

The Burn Building at the State Fire Marshal’s Office is a facility designed to train new fire fighters in confined space rescue, search and rescue technique, fire-ground evaluations, and advanced fire-fighting. As such it is a building that has been designed to be intentionally set on fire and extinguished as part of the State Fire Marshal’s training regimen. The facility, which is approximately 7,070 sq. ft., was renovated including removal and replacement of deteriorated concrete masonry units, replacement of steel doors and windows, and an upgrade of structural reinforcing.

A brand new thermal lining system was incorporated into select parts of the building which see the most intensity from the fires, designed to withstand the intense heat of direct flame, known as thermal shock, to protect the concrete masonry units and structural elements from excessive deterioration caused by the fires.

Project information

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Ohio Department of Commerce

Project Size

7,070 SF

Completion Date

April, 2016



State Fire Marshal’s Office

Services provided

Field Survey of Existing Conditions | Pre-Planning Analysis | Code Analysis | Programming | Assistance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements | Building Design | Construction Documents | Materials Selection | Specification Writing | Cost Estimating | Permitting | Bid Negotiations / Analysis | Construction Administration