Metro Nashville Police Administrative Headquarters and Family Justice Center
Walker Electric completed the infrastructure construction from the new Metro Nashville Police Administrative Headquarters and Family Justice Center. The aim of this project is to help keep community safe and ensure that citizens get the help and resources they deserve. The headquarters is comprised of a four-story, 114,255 sf building to house administrative, investigative and data center functions and an enclosed parking garage. The Family Justice Center is a three-story, 66,210 sf building which will include Nashville and state offices. This project was completed in December, 2018.
Volunteer State Community College Humanities Building
The new Humanities Building, located in the heart of the Vol State campus consolidated several humanities programs into one building. The new building includes 44 classrooms and labs, 56 faculty offices, live recording studios, theater space, dance rooms, pottery and kiln space, computer workstations, and art gallery. Building Information Modeling (BIM) enabled our team to virtually model the facilities mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems prior to construction. This was a 80,000 sf, three-story building with LEED certification and electric vehicle charging stations in the parking lot. Walker was responsible for design and construction services of the electrical systems: power, lighting, emergency systems, grounding systems, fire alarm and paging systems rough-in.
Howard Office Building
This is a 143,000sq-ft; $8.5M; facility for offices of Metro Agencies including a new 14,000 sf Data Center; new Metro Traffic Management Center and new Metro Assembly. This is a LEED Silver certified facility, with sustainability features including rooftop solar panels with a display in the lobby showing the electricity produced, as well as T5 bulbs, dimmable ballasts, day lighting controls, and occupancy sensors.
Midtown Police Precinct
This was a 45,000 square foot, $890,000.00, new construction for the Metro Nashville Police Department. This project provides roll call facilities, patrol officer offices, investigative offices, locker facilities, covered parking areas, and a large community room for Metro and public meetings, press conferences, and community events. The Midtown Hills precinct serves more than 46 square miles. The project was completed without disrupting traffic and pedestrians on 12th Avenue: a main road leading into downtown Nashville. This was a LEED Gold certified facility.
Metro Center Transforming Tennessee for Tomorrow (Project T3)
This project for the state of Tennessee aimed to consolidate offices of approximately 20 state buildings across Tennessee and encompass roughly the same number of government agencies into once central space. Project T3: Transforming Tennessee for Tomorrow reduced the state's overall real estate footprint by 1 million square feet, and transitioned its employees from outmoded, inefficient workspaces into a user-friendly, collaborative environment that can easily adapt to meet the state's changing needs. Walker Electric provided the electrical portion of Phase II, Metro Center remodel of the Mainstream Drive and French Landing Buildings including light fixtures, receptacles, switches and panel boards.
Nashville West Police Precinct
The Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County's West Police Precinct was an adaptive reuse project that required transforming an abandoned car dealership, badly damaged from the flood of May 2010, into a state-of-the-art police precinct to serve the residents and businesses of the Nashville metropolitan area. This facility met Gold LEED certification with 24,000 square feet of office space and 16,000 square feet of garage space with electric vehicle charging stations. This project provided Roll Call Facilities, Patrol Officer Offices, Investigative Offices, Locker Facilities, Covered Parking Areas and a Community Room for Metro and Public meetings and press conferences.
JCI Biomass Steam Generating Plant
Energy company, Johnson Controls Inc., and Oak Ridge National Labs built a complete biomass gasification system that would enable ORNL to displace natural gas used for heating all campus buildings by converting 60,000 pounds of steam an hour. The system completed testing for capacity, emissions and endurance in early 2012. Walker Electric worked with I.C. Thomasson and Blaine Construction on this project. The new boiler system required construction of two new buildings, a 10,000 SF structure for the boiler system and a 14,000 SF facility for handling the biomass, as well as an extensive remodel of the existing three-story steam plant.