Daytona Beach Shores
Public Safety Complex
In this project, our team provided outstanding engineering design for the Daytona Beach Shore Public Safety Complex, a facility that houses the area’s police and fire safety staff.
Located on Florida’s Atlantic coastline, Daytona Beach Shores is a retirement and resort community densely populated by high-rise condominiums and family-centered entertainment venues. The city is one of only a few in Florida whose police and fire safety departments join forces to form a unified Public Safety force, headquartered together, and this unique approach has paid off in terms of both costs and efficiency.
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.
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.
The finished complex provides an ideal joint headquarters for the Daytona Beach Shores police and fire safety forces, and thanks to our team’s excellent designs, its systems are operating safely and efficiently.