Case Study

Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Complex

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 in few in Florida whose police and fire safety departments join forces to form a unified Public Safety force, and this unique approach has paid off in terms of both costs and efficiency. Salas O’Brien’s Orlando team provided full mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design for the complex that houses these departments and serves as their joint headquarters.

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.

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.


Daytona Beach, Florida

Project Size:
25,000 Square Feet

$7.6 Million