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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.

Street View

  • Construction Manager: Gafcon
  • Project: El Cajon Public Safety Center
  • Location: El Cajon, CA, USA

El Cajon Public Safety Center

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.

Exterior View

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.

Birdseye View

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.

Birdseye View

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.

El Cajon Public Safety Center

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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About Gafcon, Inc.
Founded in 1987 by Pam and Yehudi Gaffen, Gafcon, Inc. is a leading program and construction management firm.  Gafcon’s focus has earned a reputation for providing state of the art technology solutions to the AECO sector and it has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing firms in its industry.  The company employs more than 150 construction professionals with diverse and complimentary skill sets. Gafcon maintains its corporate headquarters in downtown San Diego, with a branch office in Los Angeles. For more information, visit http://www.gafcon.com.

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