The Santa Cruz City Fire Department elected to reconstruct all four of its fire stations and renovate their administration building. After passing a Bond Measure in 1998, the Santa Cruz City Fire Department, in conjunction with the Santa Cruz City Council, proceeded with an aggressive design and cost management program. The program provided a progressive long-term solution to the renovation of the fire stations, as well as several historic structures. Strategic Construction Management, Inc. provided program and construction management services and leadership that contributed to the Santa Cruz City Fire Department reaching its goal of completing all the work within one year after the issuance of permits.
During the project Strategic Construction Management, Inc. developed and implemented a logistical safety operation plan. Safety precautions were paramount, as there were many contractors and subcontractors going from one site to another. We relocated all fire station personnel into temporary quarters. This was necessary to accommodate the seismic renovation, expansion and revitalization of all the fire stations.
Safety was a particularly important aspect of the project because all essential fueling and emergency generation were in operation during the construction process. The fire stations were able to operate their necessary equipment and function throughout the project with no incidents.