The existing 108,750 sq. ft. State Fire Marshal’s Office building is a mixed use building comprised of forensics evidence laboratories, used in arson cases, and classrooms / lecture spaces, used for fire fighter training. Originally designed in 1974, the building required multiple areas of renovation to update both building quality and security.
Interior renovations included: complete replacement of 4,980 sq. ft. of forensics laboratory and replacement of laboratory equipment / casework; renovation of existing HVAC work to 7,390 sq. ft. of dormitory rooms; renovation of 620 sq. ft. of restrooms and break room; and renovation of the 1,870 sq. ft. commercial kitchen including new quarry tile flooring, cooking equipment, and range hood. The laboratory renovation consisted of new metal laboratory casework and professional-grade laboratory fume hoods. In addition to the Main Building, the 7,250 sq. ft. stand-alone office building on site had a complete HVAC replacement, the entire site pavement parking was replaced and / or resurfaced, and a new vertical pivot gate system was added to the front entrance. Finally, the entire building was assessed for Site Security Technology.
Upgrades to Site Security included new cameras and upgrades to building security included new electronic door locks and motion sensing technology. In order to keep the forensics lab of the State Fire Marshal’s Office open and operational, careful phase planning was created to allow for the Owner’s continued occupancy during construction.
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