Sheriff and Fire Training Academy | Harris County, Texas
Client: Harris County
Civil engineering services and architectural design solutions were provided to combine Harris County’s Sheriff and Firefighter Departments into one building. In-depth interviews coupled with extensive planning and programming efforts ensured all required elements were satisfied on the 30-acre site. Unique features for a training tower and firefighter burn building incorporate training elements, the reduction of building volumes decrease mechanical and electrical loads, the simplification of architectural details promotes roof drainage and a curtain wall design, along with utilizing “off-the-shelf” building elements and equipment to provide a significant savings opportunity.