South Fayette Township Constructing First New Administration and Police Building in 65 Years
Barton Associates provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design and construction services for a new 2-story, approximately 36,500 square foot municipal office building and police station for South Fayette Township located in Morgan, PA.
With the building cut into a hillside, the upper level has public access for the municipal functions that include public meeting chambers, administrative offices, and records storage. The lower level houses the police station, which includes secured access, detainee processing and confinement, training rooms, fitness area, locker rooms, evidence processing and storage, and offices.
The facility was designed with full sprinkler system that includes a pre-action system in file storage areas, as well as a clean agent system for the evidence and storage rooms. HVAC systems include a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system for general heating and cooling along with a dedicated outdoor-air system (DOAS) for energy recovery and ventilation and a high-efficiency gas-fired boiler serving radiant flooring at the upper level, high-bay spaces, as well as unit heater and baseboard heating. Electrical systems include high efficiency LED lighting fixtures with occupancy and daylight controls systems, technology and audio-visual infrastructure, secured access, monitoring and fire detection and alarm, and emergency stand-by power systems backing up the entire police station level, server rooms, and selected functions of the administration level. Infrastructure was also provided for a future photovoltaic panel array that the Township will look to eventually incorporate into the building’s functionality.
total Sq Ft
120,000 sq. ft.