Building Services

Community Service Buildings

Community services buildings include a wide range of different facility types. While all share a common purpose in the service of public needs, each can be very specialized and their requirements are often different. Therefore, the design and functional layout of these facilities will vary widely.

ECF offers the following Community Service Building Experience:

• Auditoriums
• Banks/Credit Unions
• Community Centers
• Child Care Facilities
• Dining Facilities
• Family Service Centers
• Fire Stations
• Fitness Center
• Museums
• Police Stations
• Post Offices
• Visitor Centers

Excellence Community Service Buildings

Examples of projects our employees have participated in or had direct relevant and lead technical experiences include the following:

Tarpon Springs Public Safety Facility, Tarpon Springs, FL – Project Mechanical Engineering Manager for the design of a new 36,000 SF facility to house fire, police, and administrative functions. Full HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection system design, including a chilled water system with VAV air distribution.

Admirals Cove Country Club, Jupiter, FL – Mechanical Engineer involved in the evaluation of clubs facilities in response to Indoor Air Quality issues. The investigation included identification of pollutant sources; evaluation of the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system performance; and identifying and implementing corrective measures.

Seminole County Administration Complex, Sanford, FL - Performed a complete evaluation of building HVAC systems and indoor air. Identified causes of system air balance issues in return air plenum of complex. Documented specific remediation. Performed on-site monitoring and inspection during remediation. Conducted post remedial inspection.

Astons Gardens Residential Community, Parkland FL - Mechanical design for a 700 SF maintenance building and a 220 SF guardhouse.

Braden River Fire Station #2, Bradenton, FL - Mechanical design renovation for a 5,500 SF fire station.

Braden River Fire Station #3, Bradenton, FL - Mechanical design for a 5,200 SF fire station.

Edgewater Fire Station, Edgewater, FL - HVAC design for a 5,000 SF fire station.

Port Everglades, FL - Principal/Lead Engineer - Renovations to the Port Everglades Free Trade Zone Buildings Fire Alarm System.

Lake Wales Fire Station, Lake Wales, FL - Senior Mechanical Engineer for the design of mechanical systems for four-bay fire station with 15,728 SF of enclosed space plus a 728 SF exterior balcony and stair. The two-story station included lobby, dispatch, offices, conference room, dormitory, and toilet room and showers. Vertical egress is provided via elevator, exterior stair, and slide pole. The entire facility is hurricane hardened. A dedicated emergency diesel generator is located on site to support emergency operations at the facility as well as EOC operations scheduled for the large conference room.

Northwood Recreation Center Campus, West Palm Beach, FL - HVAC ductwork design for the community center, childcare facility, and adult recreation center.

Pleasant City Youth House, West Palm Beach, FL – Engineer for the mechanical design for a two-story youth house (8,000 SF) providing community services for education, training, and youth and adult programs.

Miami Ballet/Opera Hall, Miami, FL - Conceptual design of the electrical systems.

Miami Concerts Hall, Miami, FL - Conceptual design of the electrical systems.