In 2013, the City contracted with MENG Analysis to prepare a Facility Condition Assessment for City-owned facilities. MENG's completed report included a list of Observed Deficiencies and Predicted Renewals needed for the Public Safety Building.
Observed Deficiencies (OD) are items requiring immediate or near-term repair. The deficiencies identified included a leaking roof, leaking window seals, moisture intrusion into exterior walls, and various electrical, plumbing, and mechanical issues. Additionally MENG found many building systems are nearing the end of their useful life and need to be replaced; these items are listed as Predicted Renewals (PR) and include replacement of building roof, HVAC, plumbing and site drainage systems.
In 2014, the City contracted Miller Hayashi Architects to perform a more detailed evaluation of the items identified in the MENG report and to provide a detailed cost, schedule and phasing plan to address those needs. Additionally, Miller Hayashi performed a seismic evaluation as recommended in the MENG report. Since the start of the design investigation, deficiencies have been better defined and repair/replacement costs have been updated as necessary.
The needs of the building fall into the following categories:
• Building Envelope (roof, windows, exterior walls)
• Seismic upgrades
• Energy efficiency
• Site drainage improvements
• Mechanical (HVAC, heat pumps, sanitary sewer)
• Fire suppression system