The Chesapeake Public Safety Operations Building project team was recently honored with a 2019 American Public Works Association (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Project of the Year Award. This award recognizes the use of innovative construction management techniques, completion of the project on schedule and innovations for time and cost savings, outstanding safety performance and environmental protection, excellent community relations, stakeholder and agency coordination, and minimization of public inconvenience during construction.

APWA Mid-Atlantic Project of the Year, Structures $25 – 75 million
Chesapeake Public Safety Operations Building (Clark Nexsen/HOK)
The Public Safety Headquarters for the City of Chesapeake ushers in a new era for emergency responders, providing them with a state-of-the-art facility that streamlines and consolidates multiple departments. Designed by Clark Nexsen and HOK, the 51,150 square foot facility integrates an emergency dispatch center, emergency operations center, customer call center, backup network operations center, and fire department training space, in addition to associated ancillary spaces.

About the American Public Works Association
The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership more than 30,000, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.