Randy Block, Vice President of Project Management, becomes a LEED Green Associate -
Congratulations to Randy Block, Vice President of Project Management, on passing his LEED exam and becoming Shaw’s first LEED Green Associate.
Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
Detroit’s first responders have moved into the new Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. The renovated eight story building with adjoining parking structure, previously housed a temporary casino and originally the IRS. The 290,000sqft facility provides needed space for both City of Detroit Police and Fire Department chief personnel as well as the future home of the Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory.
Shaw Electric performed as a design/ assist contractor for White/ Turner and Shaw Systems & Integration was the low-voltage systems subcontractor for the Detroit Building Authority.
Working in conjunction with Smith Group JJR, Shaw Electric assisted in the electrical design and construction of the new office spaces for both the police and fire department officials.
Shaw Systems & Integration installed an extensive fiber network and cat 6 cables to support over 1500 network drops and more than 150 IP cameras along with card access using a Genetec Video Management System.
The building’s fire alarm system was completely replaced by SSi. The new addressable system includes a voice evacuation system, stairwell pressurization, pre-action suppression system and dry-chemical release system.
Case Study: PC-748 Baby Creek CSO Control Facility
Owner: City of Detroit Water & Sewerage Department
Prime Contractor: Walbridge
Project Manager: Robert Marsh
Project Foreman: Doug DeBastos
Completed: Summer of 2007
The Baby Creek CSO Control Facility was built to handle storm water. The building is designed to screen the incoming sewer overflow, chemically treat the storm water, and release the overflow to the Detroit River with treatment rather than in a raw form as was previously done.