Designed to operate independently from the city during an emergency, the new Emergency Operations Center / Public Safety Building is equipped with state-of-the-art disaster management and public safety technology.
A two-story facility serves as the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and is sited adjacent to a one-story, high bay lecture hall. Both buildings were constructed with shallow foundations due to the bedrock at the site location and designed to be seismically separate, each with a seismic joint sized to accommodate deflections.
We provided structural design services to Dreyfuss + Blackford for both buildings, which opened in 2020.
- The two-story EOC building is steel-framed with precast concrete walls. The lateral system is a ConXtech moment frame system to provide a high degree of ductility and resiliency to allow for post-earthquake operability.
- Several safety and privacy measures were implemented, including ballistic rated walls and windows and fixed sound absorptive panels. The building additionally houses offices and operations for the sheriff’s department, including a Situation Room for use during emergency operations.
- The smaller lecture hall is a steel-framed building with concrete wall panels, and includes additional features such as a folding glass wall, structural ceiling grid, fixed sound absorptive panels and a retractable stage.