Since the new facility is located adjacent to Highland High School, S. M. Wilson used the opportunity to create hands-on learning activities for students related to construction through its SKILLED program.
City of Highland
Highland Public Safety Building
S. M. Wilson & Co. was the General Contractor for the City of Highland's $6.8M, 31,000 SF Public Safety Building, which houses the City’s Police, Fire and EMS Departments under one roof. It will allow the city’s emergency services to double their capacity to meet increased demand in the future. S. M. Wilson collaborated with the City as well as the design team on value engineering solutions to ensure that the project was delivered on time and within budget.
The new state-of-the-art facility features a communications, reception and data center, a training/community room, bunk rooms, locker rooms and showers for first responders as well as a holding area and sally port for secure prisoner dropoff. An eight-car garage for police vehicles as well as a three-bay apparatus for ambulance and fire vehicle storage and maintenance was constructed. The facility’s International Code Council (ICC) 500 storm shelter houses a dispatch room with bulletproof glass and a data room. It was constructed to withstand high winds associated with tornadoes and hurricanes.