Public Safety Building Renovation

Location: 8701 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Project Phase: Construction
Estimated Timeline: Construction began in July 2015; completion is expected in January 2017 
Project Manager: John Mork, Project Manager, 425-556-2723

Page last updated: 12/30/2016


The Redmond Public Safety Building was originally constructed in 1990 and is located in the center east area of the Redmond Municipal Campus. The facility houses the police command center, emergency operations center and the City's computer infrastructure; it is in operation twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. 

The facility may be generally described as an office building with stucco and tiled walls, steel frame structural system, and low-slope, torch down and a standing seam metal roof system. The existing roof has recently started to experience an increasing rate of deterioration, resulting in numerous roof leaks and interior damage which have required ongoing maintenance over the last couple of years. The exterior windows are leaking and there is visible water damage on the interior of the building adjacent to the windows. 

This construction contract will complete the work associated with Phase 1 of the Public Safety Building improvements. This phase will address all of the building envelope and structural seismic issues and improve energy efficiency by:

 • Replacing the roof
 • Installing additional roof and wall insulation
 • Installing energy-efficient windows
 • Recladding & weatherproofing the building exterior walls
 • Adding steel structural bracing for seismic purposes
 • Modifying fire suppression system in the server room

Public Safety Building


In 2013, the City contracted with MENG Analysis to prepare a Facility Condition Assessment for City-owned facilities. MENG's completed report included a list of Observed Deficiencies and Predicted Renewals needed for the Public Safety Building.

Observed Deficiencies (OD) are items requiring immediate or near-term repair. The deficiencies identified included a leaking roof, leaking window seals, moisture intrusion into exterior walls, and various electrical, plumbing, and mechanical issues. Additionally MENG found many building systems are nearing the end of their useful life and need to be replaced; these items are listed as Predicted Renewals (PR) and include replacement of building roof, HVAC, plumbing and site drainage systems.

In 2014, the City contracted Miller Hayashi Architects to perform a more detailed evaluation of the items identified in the MENG report and to provide a detailed cost, schedule and phasing plan to address those needs. Additionally, Miller Hayashi performed a seismic evaluation as recommended in the MENG report. Since the start of the design investigation, deficiencies have been better defined and repair/replacement costs have been updated as necessary.

The needs of the building fall into the following categories:
•   Building Envelope (roof, windows, exterior walls)
•   Electrical
•   Seismic upgrades
•   Energy efficiency
•   Site drainage improvements
•   Mechanical (HVAC, heat pumps, sanitary sewer)
•   Fire suppression system