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  City of Gainesville Administration OfficeCity of Gainesville Administration Office


BBI Construction Management
4639 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32653

General Description
Location: Gainesville, Florida
LEED® Silver
Date Bid: July 2009 Construction Period: Nov 2009 to Sep 2010
Total Square Feet: 16,591 Site: .20 acre.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 8,503; second floor, 8,088; total, 16,591 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 13’; total, 27’.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab on grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, tilt-up. Roof: Single-ply membrane. Floors: Concrete, precast. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Architect: Donahue Architecture, Inc. - 303 SE 17th Street, #309-165, Ocala, FL 34471
Structural Engineer: Structural Engineering Partnership - 1439 Gary Road East, Lakeland, FL 33811
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Ingenuity Engineers, Inc. - 4798 New Broad Street, #300, Orlando, FL 32814
Civil Engineer: Eng, Denman & Associates, Inc. - 2404 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
Landscape Architect: Buford Davis & Associates - 2406 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606

The building addition for the City of Gainesville Administration Building was to provide a hurricane hardened structure to serve as a new location for the traffic management department and to consolidate the dispersed other Public Works departments into a single location. Secondarily, the structure would serve as FEMA headquarters as circumstances warranted.

By expanding the existing Public Works Department from 4,000 square feet to 20,951 square feet, it consolidated all the different Public Works Department administrators into one building eliminating the commute between the city owned Thomas Center 3 miles away and the new addition at the Public Works Compound.

The unattractive existing single store brick building at the site was given a fresh new facade and the addition of 16,591 square feet of offices, conference rooms, and work spaces. The area just to the east of the new addition was planted with native plants around an inviting new retention basin. The project significantly concealed the collection of existing metal buildings known as the Public Works Compound from travelers.

This area of the city has been in decline for several years but is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance with some newly constructed commercial establishments recently built as well as two relatively large commercial projects under construction to the northeast.

LEED® Points Achieved            35 Total
Sustainable Sites                       9
Water Efficiency                      4
Energy & Atmosphere               5
Materials & Resources               4
Indoor Environmental Quality    10
Innovation & Design Process      3

Product Information
Roofing: Sarnafil Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Tubular Skylights: Naturalite Elevators: ThyssenKrupp Lighting: Lithonia

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