The Ames Community School District needed a new facility to service the bus fleet, as well as meet maintenance, inspection, fleet management, and storage needs. This new facility provides an efficient, seamless flow of vehicles and equipment, gathered in one centralized location from several former locations around the community. To maximize square footage, and minimize building costs, a pre-engineered steel building type was selected.
Particular attention was paid to getting vehicles into and out of the facility unimpeded, while providing adequate storage, strategically placed, to outfit the vehicles with accessories as needed. In addition, management offices are included to monitor and command the movement of the bus and maintenance fleet, as well as oversee the maintenance needs of the district’s buildings.