New City Office Building and Parking Garage
The City of Columbus demolished the 109 N. Front Street building to create space for a new eight-story, 180,000-sf office building at 111 N. Front Street. The Michael B. Coleman Government Center consolidates four city departments — Building & Zoning, Public Service, Development, and Public Utilities — providing a streamlined process for visitors to patronize multiple departments in one location. IMEG provided electrical and technology engineering design services, along with construction administration, for the new center.
The new garage, located across Long Street from the new building, provides eight levels of parking and was designed with electric vehicle parking spaces to accommodate electrical car charging needs. IMEG provided a feasibility study to determine the infrastructure needs for future electric vehicle charging stations for up to 100 electric vehicles.
Sustainable features include LED lighting in both the office and the garage. In addition to the building design, IMEG collaborated on designs for the street and site lighting as well as assisted with the Street Construction Plan documentation and submission.
Construction services included a completely new building with lighting, power, fire alarm, and emergency systems. Fire alarm included a fire command center. Fire alarm system included monitoring and connections for the fire pump, stairwell pressurization, A/V devices, and detection/initiation circuits.