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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. It 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. This facility will be designed to a 195 mph wind design criteria and is pursuing a Green Globe certification throughout the entire process.
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CURRENT STATUS (as of 4/2/19)
Substantial completion recorded on 3/29/19. Punch list items ongoing on all floors of Administrative wing. Furniture has been installed and finished painting the Annex Wing. Installation of ductwork for the lockers and gym equipments on 2nd floor of Annex wing is complete. Punch-list items ongoing on 1st & 2nd floors of Annex wing. Courtyard and upper plaza have been poured and finished. Final TCO inspections for parking garage, CEP & main building has been completed. Final landscape is ongoing. Final installation of chain-link on west side of the property and Light pole’s (owner provided) is near complete.