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Public Safety Projects

Hover Effect City of Dade City City Hall & Police Station
City of Dade City City Hall & Police Station
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Government, Law, Public Safety

The new City Hall and Police Department were constructed as two separate state-of-the-art facilities in the City’s historic downtown area. The buildings were joined by a focal entry canopy that rises above both structures, on the same site where City...

City of Dade City City Hall & Police Station
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Government, Law, Public Safety
Hover Effect Eastern Florida State College Public Safety
Eastern Florida State College Public Safety
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Higher Education, Public Safety

The Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College) Public Safety Institute was constructed on the Melbourne Campus, adjacent to Wickham Park. This $12,991,878 facility is 67,892 square feet and houses the College’s Public Safety Institute to consolidate all academic...

Eastern Florida State College Public Safety
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Higher Education, Public Safety
Hover Effect City of St. Petersburg Police Department Headquarters
City of St. Petersburg Police Department Headquarters
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Government, Mission Critical, Public Safety

Ajax served as the Construction Manager for the City’s new Police Headquarters, which consisted of a new main building with an Administrative Wing and a Property & Evidence Wing, a parking structure and a central energy plant (CEP) on a...

City of St. Petersburg Police Department Headquarters
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Government, Mission Critical, Public Safety
Hover Effect Volusia County Emergency Operations Center
Volusia County Emergency Operations Center
Sustainability
Government, Mission Critical, Public Safety

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 two 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.

Volusia County Emergency Operations Center
Sustainability
Government, Mission Critical, Public Safety
Hover Effect Putnam County Jail
Putnam County Jail
Government, Public Safety

Putnam Jail Project, which took place on an active and occupied site, consisted of two secure housing pods that now houses approximately 224 beds each. In addition to the new pods, a new Medical and Program Facility was added and the kitchen storage expanded, along with a new freezer. New electrical were installed for the entire complex to meet code and to accommodate the physical expansion. New parking lots were added to improve the existing traffic flow. Construction of the new pods consisted of pre-engineered metal, utilizing steel cell technology.

Putnam County Jail
Government, Public Safety
Hover Effect Sumter County Jail Expansion
Sumter County Jail Expansion
Government, Public Safety

The Sumter Jail will consist of a one-story, two level tilt panel housing pod building with a total gross square footage of 38,662. The building will have an inmate capacity of 256. Modular cells are included on all four (4) sides of the building at two (2) levels with a security mesh protection at the mezzanine level. There is a control room in the middle for observation and controlling the inmate population. The maintenance access is divided into a quadrant and includes a corridor for each housing pod. An enclosed fenced walkway extends from an existing building to connect to the new housing pod. Electrical renovations to the existing Bravo facility will also be included. CURRENT STATUS (as of 5/8/2020) Throughout the month of April; concrete tilt walls have been erected while patching and caulking is ongoing. Overhead rough-in for MEP is underway in preparation for behind modular cell mock-up. Installation of steel & decking has been completed. Installation of preliminary masonry block is in progress as delivery and install of modular cells are forthcoming. Building dry-in for main building has been completed and dry-in for lower roof is ongoing.

Sumter County Jail Expansion
Government, Public Safety
Hover Effect Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department Jail
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department Jail
Government, Public Safety

The current 69,756 SF Okeechobee County Jail, originally constructed in 1986, needs several upgrades and two brand-new housing pods. The jail as it is now has a 232 bed capacity between two housing pods which will receive their own upgrades/renovations, and the new pods will each house an additional 224 beds. Other renovations will include replacement of the kitchens, replacement of security electronics, upgrades to the laundry, the existing MEP system, inmate program areas and support areas such as intake, medical, and storage.

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department Jail
Government, Public Safety
Hover Effect Mount Dora Public Works Facility
Mount Dora Public Works Facility
Government, Public Safety

The City of Mount Dora has selected Ajax to be the Construction Manager for their New Public Works Facility. The facility will include Front of House Operations, Offices and Administration, Public Access and Egress, Back of House Operations, Warehouse / Maintenance Building, Loading Bay, Covered Pole Barn, Covered Storage Building, Sign Shop Building, Garage and Vehicle Wash Building, Open Storage Area, Pole Layout Area, and EOC.

Mount Dora Public Works Facility
Government, Public Safety
Hover Effect Gulf Correctional Institution
Gulf Correctional Institution
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Government, Public Safety

The 89,555 SF, 1,200-bed Gulf County Correctional Facility required extensive sitework and included the construction of several new facilities. The project included a visitor control building, health classification facility, food service building, three t-cell cell buildings, five open bay dormitories, security installations and additions to the treatment plant. The 14-month long project was completed one month ahead of schedule in October 1995 at a total cost to the Owner of $13.7 million.

Gulf Correctional Institution
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Government, Public Safety
Hover Effect Columbia County Detention Facility
Columbia County Detention Facility
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Government, Public Safety

Columbia County is relocating their County Detention Facility to be co-located with the existing Columbia County Sheriff’s Administrative Complex. The project consists of building a new Detention Facility on the property where the current Sheriff’s Administration complex is located. The new Detention Facility will consist of two Housing Pods with its Core support functions. One housing POD will be fully fitted out to house 256 inmates. The other housing POD will be fitted out to house 128 inmates. These housing PODs and adjacent Core Support building will be constructed of a Pre Engineered Metal Building system with a standing seam metal roof. The individual cells with be constructed of precast concrete. The Core Support areas will house a new kitchen, medical area, booking/intake along with the other ancillary support areas required for a fully functioning facility. The sitework will include two new holding ponds, and installing all required underground utilities and asphalt paving areas.

Columbia County Detention Facility
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Government, Public Safety