Work continues on the first phase of the master plan to provide an improved facility for the EMA’s Emergency Operations Center, which is currently housed at the Government Services Center in downtown Hamilton, as well as the Sheriff’s Office Communications Division.
In August, we shared that interior demolition was underway to accommodate the new HVAC system. Ceilings and the original HVAC system have been completely removed. Vents from the old system, which delivered air from the floor, have been removed and the holes are sealed. Work has been underway for several weeks on ducts for the new system, which will deliver air from ceiling vents.
Last month, we took delivery of a new generator sized to support the load of the whole building, including the Emergency Operations Center and potential future expansion. Previously, only radio equipment had emergency power during a utility disruption.
Today, we took delivery of the HVAC equipment that will be installed in the basement:
It’s expected that HVAC, ceilings and lighting should be complete in November, allowing work to proceed on flooring.