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MUNICIPAL Q UA L I F I C AT I O N S


Municipal Municipal and/or government facilities require a controlled environment with an economical design. Our approach is to apply time-tested, proven technologies and engineering designs, as well as to achieve standardization of materials. Thorough engineering of this type provides economies in first cost, construction, and operating costs. Interfacing with the client and careful examination of the project’s requirements help to realize the client’s goals for a seamless end result.


Danbury Police Headquarters Police Station Renovations Location

   Danbury, Connecticut

Size

75,000 square feet

Architect

   Jacunski Humes Architects

Cost

  $28 million

Services

  MEP/FP

Completed

2009

When Kohler Ronan was called upon to provide engineering design services for Danbury’s Police Headquarters, our team appreciated the Victorian architectural style of the facility which is in keeping with Danbury’s heritage. Further charm was created via a beautifully landscaped plaza facing Main Street and the downtown district. This police building is fully accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, it boasts state-of-the-art technology systems including access control, video surveillance and recording, intercoms, communications equipment, and internal security. Our professionals designed the electrical and mechanical systems necessary to make these features possible. Complete fire alarm and fire suppression systems were also within the scope of our work, along with energy-efficient lighting, HVAC systems, and a centralized 911 dispatching communication system.


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Darien Police Headquarters Police Station Renovation & Addition Location

   Darien, Connecticut

Size

    64,000 square feet

Architect

   Jacunski Humes Architects

Cost

  $20 million

Services

  MEP/FP

Completed

 2009

The 2009 department consisting of fifty well-trained and dedicated officers grew from a police force of seven men equipped with two bicycles and one revolver between them. With Police Chief Harry C. Smith, former Stamford Police Department Sergeant, the department began operations from within the town hall on the Post Road. In 1932, a new headquarters and court room were built on Hecker Avenue. An addition to the facility in 1967 allowed for an expansion of police services. Similarly, the 2009 renovations and additions sought to afford an increased ability to better serve the community of Darien. This project included the renovation of an existing 30,000 square-foot police facility and an addition of approximately 34,000 square feet. Systems include geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic panels, FM200 system for the computer room, and a standby generator to support full building operations. While the town of Darien and its police department recognize that their best resource will continue to be their dedicated and tireless officers, the benefits to be had from this new, up-to-date, technologically advanced facility are numerous. Among those advantages will be the creation of an environment that meets the needs of a top-notch police department.


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Central Connecticut State University Public Safety / Police Station Location

   New Britain, Connecticut

Size

14,000 square feet

Architect

   Perkins + Will Architects

Cost

   $4 million

Services

  MEP/FP

Completed

2010

Rendering courtesy of Perkins + Will Architects

Kohler Ronan provided mechanical, electrical, and fire protection design services for this 14,000 square-foot structure created to house Central Connecticut State University’s on-campus police station, including a 911 dispatch center. The systems Kohler Ronan designed included a dedicated HVAC for dispatch and equipment room with redundancy, 100% standby power backup, and UPS systems for all critical equipment. The CCSU Police Station operates around the clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure the safety of the students, employees, and guests of the university.


Bryan Memorial Town Hall Town Hall Renovations Location

   Washington, Connecticut

Size

 3-story building

Architect

      N/A

Cost

   $1 million

Services

   MEP/FP

Completed

   2001

Perhaps one of Connecticut’s most scenic small towns, Washington is situated at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Contributing to the town’s charm is the quiet beauty of Lake Waramaug and the Shepaug and Bantam Rivers. While totaling less than forty square miles, the town of Washington encompasses the villages of Washington Depot, Washington (or Washington Green), New Preston, and Marbledale (or Marble Dale). Washington’s Town Hall is located in the heart of Washington Depot. Its stately presence cannot help but be noticed in this central location. When the time came for upgrades to this historic building, Kohler Ronan provided the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the addition of an elevator to the existing three-story wood and masonry building. Elevator stops at each level were incorporated. Additionally, a new elevator machine room was constructed at the basement level to house the elevator equipment; existing heating and domestic water piping were rerouted.


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