Polk County Justice Center

LOCATION
Des Moines, Iowa

AREA
150,000 GSF

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Renovation of the existing courthouse expanded courts services to the former county jail and former Wellmark building.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • The building is heated by means of gas-fired sequential boilers that heat water, which is distributed to terminal heating devices by means of a steel and/or copper piping system and centrifugal circulation pumps.
  • All existing plumbing fixtures were replaced and additional fixtures added.
  • Architectural lighting design services were provided to incorporate LED lighting solutions and lighting controls throughout the interior spaces that reduced the lighting power density to be 53% better than code minimum.
  • Acoustical design included solutions for acceptable sound quality and sound isolation in designated spaces.
  • Audiovisual systems include sound reinforcement, video evidence display for the courtrooms, speech amplification and recording, video presentation for training rooms and conference rooms, and digital signage and room scheduling systems.
  • Technology infrastructure for voice/data cabling, IT space design, backbone and horizontal cabling, as well as primary and secondary pathways were designed.
  • Security design included access control, door monitoring, and video surveillance.

Professional photography by:  Kessler Photography

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