Ajax Building Created a Modern Police Department Building for Georgia Tech
“Ajax won an Excellence Award in the General Contractor Institutional $5 million to $15 million category of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia Inc.’s Excellence in Construction Awards for its work on the Georgia Tech Police Department Facility.” says the Atlanta Business ChronicleGo to https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/12/04/excellence-in-construction-ajax-building.html?ana=e_ae_prem&j=90540594&t=Afternoon&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVdWbVpHVTBNVGxsTm1FNSIsInQiOiJxQU5MajhzQTh1MFJRbWxNVjgrS01lWDNjRVliRkNOeXArYnBOeldhUmszeHF0SnVmVnFjRUFhSjlQSlh4V25XUkVUVWFwdVphYnZ2VWR0YUhzR3BxVmZseGVmRkhFVzBoUDNMQ25SMURtdTFCTnlyMmhWMFdKU0ZJUzRoM3kxXC8ifQ%3D%3D
This new 31,042 square foot facility allowed the campus to replace obsolete police facilities, consolidate the units into one location, and modernize the police functions. The building houses all units and departments of the Georgia Tech Police Department, along with all of their storage needs. The project required a significant amount of secure outdoor structured parking for patrol vehicles, utility trailers, and specialty vehicles. While many of the program elements were typical to an office building, such as offices and conference rooms, there were several unique elements specific to the function of a Police Department. Some of these elements included an Emergency Operations Center, K9 facilities, locker rooms, a Forensic Lab, and a sally-port in the basement level for secure movement of persons in custody.