The city of Georgetown’s new 70,000-sq-ft Public Safety Training Facility is composed of multiple two-story buildings, each bullet resistant and able to withstand an F4 tornado. It houses the police department and fire administration as well as a crime lab, evidence processing, shooting range and an emergency vehicle operations course.

The facility also includes a training building with a maze capable of being reconfigured into patterns for mock drills, made possible by the work of rough carpentry subcontractor Construction Specialties of Central Texas.

The buildings are made of 80% tilt wall, requiring additional safety coordination among the project team to avoid incidents. During construction, the project team discovered several caves on site that necessitated extra safety precautions.

City of Georgetown Public Safety Operations & Training Facility

Georgetown, Texas

Key Players
City of Georgetown
Lead Design Firm Architects Design Group (ADG)
General Contractor Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
Structural Engineer Datum Engineers
Civil Engineer Steger & Bizzell Engineering Inc.
MEP Engineer Hendrix Consulting Engineers
Electrical Advanced Electrical Systems
Concrete Keystone Concrete