Oakland County needed to create dedicated space for its executive branch division offices. However, the existing facility’s infrastructure was in need of significant upgrades.
The existing 110,000 square foot Oakland County Administration Office Building included a basement plus five floors and a mechanical penthouse. The renovation allowed for the various divisions of the executive branch of the Oakland County Government to be housed under one roof utilizing dedicated space for each division. The building is primarily composed of executive branch office space with a conference center on the ground floor at the east end of the building. The lower level of the building includes an indoor secured receiving area and outdoor secured parking.
The original building was constructed in 1967. Most of the existing mechanical and electrical systems were removed as part of the renovation including the original custom site built high pressure dual duct air handling units, chilled water system, hot water heating system, sanitary piping and domestic water piping. Through site investigation and testing it was determined that portions of the original duct system, the roof conductor system, and other services were found to be in good condition and remained usable during and after the renovation. One of the unique solutions that was found to be cost effective and helped out the schedule was to have the hot water heating system, the condenser water pump system, and the chilled water pumping system procured as custom-fabricated, factory-assembled, skid-mounted assemblies. The assemblies were shipped to the site fully assemble with single points of connection for the piping and power.
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