Public Safety Building and Emergency Operations Center
The new Emergency Operations Center/Public Safety Building will be equipped with state-of-the-art disaster management and public safety technology. Sheriff’s Administration, Fiscal, Personnel, and Emergency Services will also be located in this building. The two-story, 38,000-square foot building is designed to operate independently during an emergency if city utilities become unavailable. On March 26, 2018, Contra Costa County selected the design-build team of Hensel Phelps and Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture to complete this project. The new building is scheduled for completion in March 2020.
For information, questions, or concerns regarding the Emergency Operations Center/Public Safety Building project, please contact us at 925.335.1088.
July had several milestones met including the excavation for the installation of the fuel tank. This was quite a hole in the ground, and the tank was placed by a crane. Once again, we have begun to off-haul the spoils from the newly poured vault excavation. PG&E finally brought the power pole and installed it on the northside of the project. Rosendin Electric, Inc. (REI) will trench to, and place the necessary conduit extensions of the previously installed underground conduits that were placed as close as possible awaiting the setting of the pole. We will have an inspection by PG&E once again when we have the conduits completed to the new power pole. Once this step is complete, we may see PG&E in six to eight more weeks to complete the feeder installation to our building. A year and three months later, we may just realize temporary and permanent power to the site. Adios to generators! Roofing has been installed on all the roofs. The building is getting closer and closer to becoming a dry building with glazing frames being installed in July and all openings to be water tight by next month with the ballistic glazing making its way to the site. Interior finishes, both drywall and primed walls, are near completion on the First Floor. Door frames for First and Second floors walls are installed. Framing for exterior walls and at the Assembly Area are nearing completion. Insulation has been installed on the First Floor and in the East End of the building’s Second Floor which will allow production drywall to begin. Wire is being pulled throughout the rough-in conduits on both the First and Second floors. We have seen above ceiling inspections on the First Floor East and ceiling grid and wires are installed. The First Floor has become a true reflection of what it will be in the very near future. The MDFs and IDFs have panels installed, are painted, and flooring will be installed soon with the understanding that in mid-October there will be a real push for our County Teams to begin the work in those data rooms. All this work with sixty (60) plus workers on site daily with heavy equipment, cranes, scissor lifts, and many ways to be hurt while achieving no-lost time incidents to date. Safe place to work makes a great place to work. Great job team!