This three (3)-story, 34,000-square-foot existing building, which was originally built in the 1990s, needed several upgrades and renovations during the construction process. Innovative fire marshal collaboration allowed the building to stay functional and operational in phases during the project.
DFI provided Construction Management and Inspection (CM&I) services for this police facility project. Working with the Architect and Engineer design group, DFI identified needed systemic Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) upgrades and assisted with the analysis and recommendations for constructability during the design.
This project included the use of eight (8) Anne Arundel County , Maryland-located On-Call Contractors, whose activities and schedules were coordinated by DFI, with the General Contractor providing the tenant fit-out. DFI oversaw, managed and coordinated the On-Call Contractors as they worked on an elevator, HVAC, Information Technology (IT), security, fencing and interior & exterior Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibly improvements and fire protection.
Collaboration with the Fire Marshall allowed the building to be occupied in phases starting with the third floor and working down to the first floor. DFI organized the meetings to strategize emergency egress throughout construction, which included life safety preparation and placement of all signage and communications to building occupants.