U.S. Federal Courthouse, MIAMI, FL
Under a lump-sum contract, Dynalectric is installing all the electrical work for the new $120 million U.S. Federal Courthouse in downtown Miami. The 15-story, 400,000 square foot building, scheduled for completion in spring 2005, will include 16 courtrooms, judges' chambers, office space for court clerks, U.S. Marshals, and staff members of the U.S. General Services Administration, and detention cells. The project includes state-of-the-art security and telecommunications systems as well as back-up power and fire and life safety systems. Dynalectric's value engineering efforts have resulted in savings to the owner in excess of $100,000.
SCOPE OF WORK
The electrical installation for the Courthouse includes the incoming utility feeders, the main power distribution system, and the building and site lighting. The telecommunication system consists of an empty raceway and an in-floor, 15,000 lineal foot duct system. The security system includes a raceway system for 300 CCTV cameras and card proximity readers. More than 300,000 feet (60 miles) of conduit will be installed for power, security and fire alarm systems. Dynalectric's installation also includes a redundant power system consisting of a1500 Kw backup generator and a uninterruptible power system (UPS). Services include:
- Field Engineering and Coordination
- Electrical Systems Installation
- Fire Alarm System Installation
- Security System Raceway Installation
- Telecommunication Raceway Systems
The Miami Courthouse is being developed by the Atlanta office of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the federal agency that constructs and manages federal facilities nationwide. The GSA manages more than 330 million square feet of space in over 2,000 communities for more than one million federal employees. Approximately 540 federal employees will work in the new Courthouse.
In seeking to develop a new federal courthouse in Dade County, Florida, the GSA chose a site that would help restore and maintain the vitality of Downtown Miami. The GSA's goal is to create a modern, secure judicial facility that will serve the needs of the region for many years to come.
Dynalectric's expertise helped the GSA to achieve its project goals in a number of ways:
The Right Equipment — Dynalectric installed all the complex electrical systems necessary to provide a state-of-the-art facility.
Technology — the project includes raceway, underfloor duct work and conduit that is capable of handling the latest technologies for the building's data communications and security system needs.
Innovation — installation of the electrical work in the prisoner tunnel was hampered by a high water table. Dynalectric overcame this challenge by pumping the water out and installing the electrical systems below the concrete slab.
Cost Efficiencies — through value engineering efforts, Dynalectric saved the owner $100,000 by changing some of the conduit to flexible metallic cable.