Commercial and Public Safety
Designing commercial and public safety facilities, from new construction projects to older buildings given new life, requires the consulting company to be acutely aware of project-specific requirements and economics. Construction costs must be balanced with operational costs for every project as each owner has different perspectives and expectations from the equation. RESPEC’s personnel are sensitive to this balance and work continually with our public and private clients to ensure that their expectations are recognized, resolved, and brought to fruition.
Today, developers and owners of commercial facilities often rely on a design-build format to realize their projects. RESPEC has decades of experience in working on both sides of the design-build concept; we represent the owner and work with specialty subcontractors in a turnkey approach. Traditional design-bid-build or contractor-led, Construction Manager/General Contractor (GM/GC) type projects are other procurement methods that we are accustomed to undertaking for commercial buildings.
Designing public safety buildings has made us acutely aware of the specific requirements that need to be met for each specific building type. Safety and security for members of the public, first responders, and those incarcerated are foremost. However, our belief is that the robustness of systems design balanced with affordability for the client cannot be understated. When times of need arise, we aim to ensure that first responders can react efficiently with their new facility assisting rather than hindering them.
We offer preconcept facility condition surveys, life-cycle cost analyses, schematic designs, construction-and permit-ready documents, construction administration services, special inspections, commissioning, energy analyses and modeling, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designs. Our multidisciplinary team of engineers, surveyors, and planners has unique experience in leading these efforts.
Regardless of your commercial or public safety facility requirements, we have the experience to match your vision and help you achieve your goals.