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Ajax is the Construction Manager for the City’s new Police Headquarters, which will consist of a new main building with an Administrative Wing, a Property & Evidence Wing, a parking structure, and a central energy plant on a 6.3 acre site.
The main building is a three story, 170,000 square foot structure. This building will house the Property and Evidence Management Division, Forensics, Vice and Narcotics Property Unit, Mobile Field Force, Vehicle Evidence Processing, Tactical Apprehension Control, Public Access, Records, Uniform Services Bureau, Investigative Services Bureau, Administrative Services, Office of the Chief, the Data Center for PO and ICS, the City’s Emergency Operations Center, the Communications Center which will serve as the backup 911 center for Pinellas County, and other essential Police divisions. Work will also include construction of a central energy plant, a 321 car, four level structured parking facility, surface site parking, secured perimeter fencing and access control system, and site civil requirements.
The Administrative & Property & Evidence building and the CEP will be tilt-wall construction. The parking garage will be pre-cast concrete. The CEP will house water-producing, high efficiency pumps, cooling towers, and other mechanical equipment which will supply chilled water to the air handling units inside the main building. The facility is served by an emergency power system which will service the critical operations areas in addition to life safety functions. The facility will integrate leading edge technology, communication, and audio visual systems. There will also be an alternate to add a photo voltaic panel system at the parking garage. The entire facility will be designed to a 195 mph wind design criteria.
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CURRENT STATUS (as of 2/5/19)
Finishing the installation of furniture on the 1st floor of the Administrative wing. Door and hardware installation is ongoing on 2nd floor of the Administrative wing. Installation of consoles are ongoing on the 3rd floor of Administrative Wing. Finishing epoxy work on Annex Wing. Roof lightweight was completed. Continuing base sheet installation on Administrative wing. Courtyard wall is complete and site wall along 13th street is ongoing. Finishing overhead MEP work in the Parking garage. Photovoltaic conduit replacement is ongoing.