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El Cajon Public Safety Center in CA by Gafcon
August 19th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Gafcon
A leading San Diego-based construction management and consulting firm, announces the completion of the new $40 million Public Safety Center for the City of El Cajon. The new center is located on a 5.7-acre site at 100 Civic Center Way adjacent to City Hall.
The new 332,150-square-foot Public Safety Center is a five-story structure with 212,750 square feet of parking integrated on three levels. The state-of-the-art facility includes administrative and operational space for all police divisions. It also features a modern communication and dispatch center, an emergency operations center, community meeting room, indoor firing range, crime laboratory, property processing and evidence storage area, short-term custody facility, and a central data center.
The new facility will house all police functions in one location for the first time in many years, helping enhance public service for the El Cajon community.
The team designed the “green” building to meet the LEED Gold standard, installing energy efficient IT and AV equipment throughout the building to reduce energy consumption. The project includes an energy efficient mechanical system, natural ventilation, solar power, an efficient lighting system and other renewable energy highlights.
Proposition O, a half-cent sales tax increase approved by El Cajon residents in November 2004 to generate funds needed to enhance public safety and build a public safety facility, funded the project. Construction commenced in June 2009. “We are deeply proud of our entire extended project team for successfully delivering this outstanding project to the City of El Cajon,” said Joe DeMello, senior project manager for Gafcon.
The construction team included Gafcon, construction manager; KMA Architecture & Engineering, architect in partnership with McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie, Inc.; Ledcor Construction, Inc., general contractor; Burkett & Wong Engineers, structural and civil engineers; Geocon, Inc., geotechnical engineer; Wimmer, Yamada and Caughey, landscape architect; IT Pathworx, audio visual security and telecom consultant; DTR Consulting Services, specification consultant; and Testmarx, building commissioning agent. Major subcontractors included Alpha Mechanical Heating & Air, Inc., Gotte Electric, and Peltzer Plumbing. For more information about Gafcon, Inc. and its portfolio of projects, visit www.gafcon.com.
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