The new Emergency Operations Center/Public Safety Building will be equipped with state-of-the-art disaster management and public safety technology. Sheriff’s Administration, Fiscal, Personnel, and Emergency Services will also be located in this building. The two-story, 38,000-square foot building is designed to operate independently during an emergency if city utilities become unavailable. On March 26, 2018, Contra Costa County selected the design-build team of Hensel Phelps and Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture to complete this project. The new building is scheduled for completion in March 2020.
For information, questions, or concerns regarding the Emergency Operations Center/Public Safety Building project, please contact us at 925.335.1088.
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April brought about a great deal of interior wall framing on the first floor which precipitated inspections for the same. In-wall rough-in for the MEP was on fast track and had its first inspection. Drywall installation at the priority walls installation began in earnest leading the way for other trades to migrate their work through the interior interstitial spaces thanks to much preparatory design and with help from the completion of the BIM design work completion. The last of the outstanding Deferred Submittals continue to be a focus of the HP Design team. Life safety railing was placed on the metal decking with its required welding inspections being completed. Focus remains on priority wall framing and in wall MEP installation for plumbing and electrical on the second floor. Above ceiling electrical, plumbing, and fire sprinkler and their associated seismic bracing were critical this month with seismic anchorage placement and special inspections having taken place on the first and second floor, post installation in many cases. Caulking with backer rods was installed on the precast interior side joints and completed in the month of April. The first peel tests of the caulking took place following the placement. First floor mechanical ducting and VAV’s were installed with little fanfare and it continued to be installed on the first floor. CMU block installation began, with completion expected next month. Installation of the high roof insulation material was completed preparatory for roofing membrane. Excavation for the HP, PGE feeder conduits broke ground and were made ready for inspection. The last of the welding for precast, HVAC curbs and stairways were completed. The site continues to look well organized and clean. Safety on site has been an exemplary condition fostered by the contractors and their crews. All craft have made it home safely to their loved ones every week.