City of Fort Walton Beach Field Office Complex
After performing a preliminary survey of the existing facilities, the design-build team presented a recommendation to build a new Field Office Complex to replace the current aging city facility. The team provided complete design services from programming through construction documents, and performed a Life Cycle Cost Analysis comparing the cost of new construction against the cost of repair of the existing facility.
The new Field Office Complex totals 62,000 gross square feet and is located on an nine acre site with a 25,000 SF Administration Building, two 12,500 SF Fleet Services, and Vehicle Storage Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings. The project involved re-routing a public street and demolition of a previous recreational facility owned by the City. Emergency Preparedness was the focus of special components of the project. The entire facility is on a 400 kw diesel emergency generator and a two compartment, 8000 gallon above ground fuel station. The Fleet Services Building includes oil change pit, heavy-duty vehicle lifts, and a 2000 lb bridge crane, oil and other fluids distribution systems, that run on compressed air, and vehicle cleaning facility with a steam pressure washer. It has 120 standard car spaces and can accommodate 36 garbage trucks.
Green components include day-lighting for most of the office areas is provided with glass over half the exterior wall, and clear story windows on North side, above. Lighting controls to dim or reduce light base on the amount of day-lighting.