As part of San Francisco’s 2014 Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response (ESER) Bond, the City will be combining two separately located crime lab facilities with the motorcycle police (the Traffic Company), into one dependable and safe building. Vanir/C M Pros is providing construction management support services for this new building, to be named the Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division Facility (TCFSD). The project involves the demolition of four structures at the current site; construction of a new three-story, 110,000-square-foot building; and site and street improvements associated with this new development.
The new facility will house office space and laboratories for the Crime Scene Investigation team; the Media Evidence Unit; the Body Worn Camera Unit; the Forensic Services Division; and the motorcycle police.
A few lessons learned from Vanir’s recent support on the City’s Public Safety Building and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner projects—part of the ESER Bond Program—will crossover to the TCFSD project. These include the advantages of reduced bid packages and improved design team/contractor coordination; and due to difficult market conditions, the need to establish a fixed price early in the delivery process.
The building is being designed to exceed City/County energy efficiency and sustainability standards and will pursue LEED Gold certification.