Broward County Emergency Operations Center Plantation, Florida
TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. provided structural engineering design, contract administration and threshold services for the Design/Build Emergency Operations Center Office Building that serves as Broward County's Emergency Command Center and 911 Backup Facility. The three-story, 42,000 square feet, poured-concrete building has no windows, and was built to withstand winds of 175 mph. Three stories were constructed, with designs for two future floors. Completed in February 1997, this hardened structure, with its steel-reinforced concrete walls, allows rescue services, public works, firefighting, transportation, communications, medical services and other necessary services to continue during the event of an emergency.
|Key Structural Components|
Facility rests on 1,250 auger- cast piles set 45' deep
300,000 concrete blocks
Composed of 90,000 lin. ft. of precast beams and joists, over 38,000 cu. yds. of concrete, 3,000 tons of reinforcing steel and 7,500 tons of roof ballast
Typical floors rated at 180 pounds/sq.ft.; building corners at 300 pounds/sq.ft.
Architect: Scharf & Associates, Inc.
Structural Engineers: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
New Construction: 42,000 GSF
Construction Cost: $5 Million