The City of Northport selected ADG to complete a Public Works Master Site Plan and Design Criteria Package for a new Public Works and Fleet Maintenance facility. The site is the current 15 acre Public Works facility on W. Price Boulevard. ADG created a Joint Facility Master Site Plan to resolve the immediate and long-term needs of the Public Works Department as a phased implementation strategy. The first phase will be the Design-Build delivery of the Fleet Maintenance facility. The following task requirements were assigned for the project: Public Services Joint Facility Master Site Plan, Design-Build Criteria Documents, Assist with Design-Build Team Selection Process, Construction Phase Services, Site Design and Permitting of the Fleet Maintenance Facility.
New Port Richey Public Works Complex
New Port Richey, Florida
The City of New Port Richey Public Works Complex accommodates Administration, Engineering, Storm-water Utility, and Street/R.O.W. Operations. A Purchasing Warehouse and FLEET Maintenance facility are also incorporated into the Complex. Planning of the facilities concluded that a two-phase approach to accommodating the needs provides the City several benefits. Phase One will create a new Operations Center on a 13 acre site located ¼ mile from the existing facility. Phase Two will renovate and expand vacated space at the current facility.
The Phase One Operations Complex is located on a ecologically sensitive site with a wetlands conservation area. The site was carefully analyzed to minimize wetland impacts and the need for wetland mitigation. The entrance drive follows a ridge between wetland areas. The Operations Complex is located on the uplands portion of the site. The Complex is designed as a "compound" with the long bar of the Operations Building oriented north/south securing the operations yard. Covered storage buildings for equipment flank the yard on the east and south edges. The buildings are designed with "sustainable building" techniques including optimal solar orientation, day lighting high efficiency HVAC and use of recycled materials.
Tampa 40th Street Public Works Complex
This Public Works Complex for the City of Tampa, Florida is located on 11 acres of land. The project consolidates activities from several satellite locations, including: Administration, Maintenance, Operations and Warehouse/Storage. The complex is a staging area for activities required by the northern half of the City.
ADG successfully resolved the major challenge of integrating the complex within an ecologically sensitive, site, left undeveloped in an industrial zone with numerous mature oak trees. ADG conducted a series of planning charrettes with facility users and prepared a careful site analysis. Zones of activity were created based on the potential impact on the ecology and the broader land use context. The complex includes parking for 150 employees and storage for over 200 public works operations vehicles, maintenance equipment, materials and storage areas; all interspersed within "ecological zones" of the site. Upon completion of the project, ADG was recognized by the Tampa Chapter and Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) as "Architect" and "Project of the Year".
St. John's County Maintenance Facility
St. John's County, Florida
ADG was selected to provide site master planning and architectural design services for St. John’s County Facility Maintenance Department Building located on a 20 acre site. The project was initiated by a series of meetings with the facility user and the County’s Construction Services Department for the purpose of determining the facility program (spatial needs) and maximizing construction scope within the limited budget. It was determined that the project would provide administrative space for both the Maintenance Department and Construction Services. The building provides all facility services with “shell space” for the maintenance shops that will be built-out by the Maintenance Department. The site that the County acquired for the project was constrained by access, utilities, and wetlands issues. ADG created a Master Plan for the site that allowed the County to create a single point of secure access, and water/sewer/electrical connection and was master storm water drainage approach sized for utilization of a future facility. The 20 acre site was split into two 10 acre parcels that allowed a simplified approach to wetland jurisdictional issues and storm water management permitting. The construction systems for the building are comprised of “tilt-wall” concrete panels, steel roof framing and roof/window systems that exceed the Coastal Impact Zone requirements of the Florida Building Code. The project was completed ahead of schedule within the limited construction funds allocated.
Orange County Landfill Operations and Maintenance Facility
Orange County, Florida
ADG was selected by the Orange County Board of Commissioners to provide comprehensive planning and design services necessary to satisfy the facilities needs. The new facility construction program provides administrative office space for operations and environmental groups. A 12 bay "state-of-the-art" maintenance facility was built to effectively service the equipment used in the land-filling operations which includes: front end loaders, transfer trailer, and a steel-wheeled earth moving vehicle. Space for employees muster, break and training was also provided. Site development accommodated parking for 175 vehicles.
Hernando County Public Works and Mutli-Use Complex
Hernando County, Florida
ADG provided programming, master planning, and design services for the Hernando County Multi-Use Complex.The complex contains the Public Works Administration, Engineering, Road Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, Traffic, and Mosquito Control Departments.
The public works complex building is arranged for employee and public parking accessibility from SR 50. County vehicle Fueling Facilities are included to meet the needs of the county vehicles. Multi-Use layout allows for future expansion on both east and west ends of the complex. The project delivery method, construction manager (CM) at risk, was selected to promote value engineering and cost savings.
33rd Street Central Energy Plant
ADG designed this $1.5 million facility located at Orange County's 33rd Street Complex in Central Florida. The facility provides centralized energy management for this $87 million mixed use complex. This facility also provides emergency electrical power, and hot and cold water for mechanical systems. Its energy management systems were designed to serve current and future components of the complex as well as the fire alarm and life safety systems.
The complexity of utility distribution and monitoring is extensive and incorporates state-of-art systems capable of being modified to accommodate technological advances. A critical component is the necessity to have continuation of uninterrupted utility service, particularly relative to the type of service provided at this complex.
ADG utilized OSHA-ANSI approved color systems to create a functional working facility for maintenance support and to provide an enjoyable, colorful, and most importantly, a safe working environment. The structure reflects ADG's use of advanced technology and systems. This central energy building location relates to its central and basic function which is to provide service for a major detention center.
The building was constructed of concrete, steel and scored CMU's and utilized steel decking, steel bar joints and load bearing CMU's. This structure was awarded an Honor Award for Design Excellence by the Mid-Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Palm Bay Public Works Facility
Palm Bay, Florida
This Public Works Facility is "state-of-the-art" in vehicle maintenance facilities, with ten drive-through bays, paired about a service corridor. The facility includes approximately 1,100 square feet of maintenance / storage functions and 3,000 square feet of administrative support spaces. The facility has been master planned to accommodate future growth as established by user demand.
The Palm Bay Public Works and Fleet Maintenance Facility is organized around a double-loaded corridor accentuated by a continuous skylight. The various functional units are located on either side of the corridor, which acts as a systems distribution center for the overhead lubrication system as well as for air, water, power, and other services. Accessed along this spline also along the Administrative Services warehouse, carpentry and sign shops, tool storage / distribution, and parts storage areas.