University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Additional Details

Project Size 36,600 SF
Project Cost $8,900,000
MEP Cost $3,700,000
Delivery Method Design-Build
Completion 2010

UCF Public Safety Building

This two-story building provides for the UCF Police Department, including Dispatch, 911 Call Center and Emergency Operations Center. The facility includes holding cells, evidence processing, full locker and shower, fitness center, secure record storage, canine housing, and garage.

The projects had an extremely tight budget which led to tilt wall construction and fast track completion, but certain requirements were essential. Benchmarking trips to peer facilities revealed that both had retrofit emergency power for the entire building after the initial design at considerable cost. This large, non-programmed cost became Moses Engineering design challenge. The building is located on the campus fringe, with no campus chilled water available. The requirement for air cooled chillers exacerbated the generator cost problem. Moses Engineering developed two HVAC designs for pricing: electric heat (Standard for UCF), and heating hot water. Given the impact of the electric heat on generator size, the counter-intuitive lowest first cost solution was heating hot water. This was also confirmed to have the lowest life cycle cost.

Moses Engineering designed all MEPF systems, including training room AV systems and all IT. The IT design was robust with separate systems for the building, Dispatch, and 911.

LEED Project Certified Gold

LEED 2016 PLATINUM    FB f Logo blue 57   AHCA Florida

FCGB Certified Commision BICSI