San Antonio Public Safety Answering Point
Features & Highlights
- 12-month construction schedule
- More than six miles of data wiring beneath raised flooring
- Sundt managed the furniture, fixture and equipment purchase & installation (FF&E).
The 40,000-square-foot, single-story dispatch center serves as the Emergency Services Dispatch Center and Emergency Operations Center for the City of San Antonio and surrounding Bexar County. An innovative approach combined emergency services dispatch and operations for both the Fire and Police Department for the City of San Antonio, coupled with a stringent schedule, resulted in a cutting-edge facility prepared for the future.
The project had a fast schedule of just 12 months and before construction could even begin, the project team had to demolish four existing buildings and six acres of 12-inch-thick concrete paving. The demo work was completed in just one month and the center was completed on time.
The facility has a high degree of survivability, including redundant systems to ensure continued operation during power outages and catastrophic events. Beneath the raised flooring in its 115-operator dispatch room are more than six miles of data wiring. The building has two chillers, five air handlers and four generators. After the project was well underway, the team was tasked with managing the purchase and installation of the equipment and furnishings, which had a significant effect on its ability to meet the tight schedule and ensure a seamless transition once the old facility was taken offline.
Awards & Accolades
2015 Precast Concrete Structures Award, Architectural Precast Association