Client:Volusia County
Location :Deland, Florida
Budget :$11,593,184
Architect :Schenkel Shultz Architecture
Completion :February 2013

Volusia County Emergency Operations And Sheriff’s Communications Center

The project consisted of a new 43,000 SF hardened shelter facility to house the consolidated Sheriff’s Communications, 911 Dispatch, and Emergency Operations Command Centers. The building was designed to resist 180 mph winds and an EF3 tornado, and the lobby included bullet-resistant interior walls. This single story building was constructed of a concrete tilt panel exterior with structural steel superstructure and was developed on a green site. Interior spaces includes 2 state-of-the-art primary command centers as well as areas for Media/Broadcasting, cafeteria/break areas, bunk rooms, conference rooms and other support spaces. The building was outfitted with state of the art systems to upgrade the previous emergency network. Building systems included a highly energy efficient HVAC design incorporating Ice Storage technology and the project team pursued LEED Silver, as well as 2 GREEN GLOBE, certification of the facility.

“This facility will enable us to work much smarter every day — and especially during times of disaster-recovery,” said Emergency Management Director Charles Craig. “Many thanks to the project team members from Ajax Building Corporation and Schenkel Shultz Architecture for all of their hard work and dedication in building us a state-of-the-art Center for which all of us in Volusia County can truly be proud.”

Volusia County Celebrates New Emergency Operations and Sheriff’s Communication Center Press Release

LEED Silver