Their challenge

The Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Complex includes a new, two-story, 25,000-square-foot structure and a smaller renovated single-story building. In addition to offices for both the Chief of Police and Fire Marshall and their staff, the building features an apparatus bay, fire department living quarters, secure retention and holding cells, and city administration areas. The complex also serves as a public shelter in severe weather emergencies. The client required an experienced and versatile engineer to ensure the complex could support the public safety team’s goals for the space.

Our solution

Salas O’Brien’s Orlando team provided full mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design for this project. Our team’s work on the complex included electrical engineering for emergency power (including a full enclosed diesel generator and automatic transfer), telecommunication system design, and specialized cooling and chemical protection for the facility’s IT room. Mechanical services covered a 60-ton air-cooled chiller, chilled water variable air volume (VAV) air handling units, chilled water pumps, and VAV terminal units for zone control. In addition, our safety system designs included an apparatus bay vehicle exhaust and fume detection system and fire sprinkler systems throughout the complex.