Salt Lake Public Safety Complex houses the city’s police, fire, and emergency operation departments, replacing the 50-year-old public safety headquarters nearby. For the first time, city dispatch for police and fire are combined, providing emergency services to residents more efficiently than ever before. The six-story facility has a two-story underground parking structure with 460 stalls. Additional features include multi-use spaces for public gatherings, a police and fire museum, and an outdoor plaza for large public festivals and events.
The building is designed to be completely operational after an earthquake up to a magnitude 7.5 from seismic dampers. The new LEED Platinum Public Safety Complex is also designed to recover energy to create a “net-zero” energy balance with energy-efficient design, sophisticated monitors, solar panels, and a large solar array field west of the city. It also includes a solar canopy at the entrance to the facility.
The skills and craftsmanship of SME Steel are prominently displayed throughout this project.