Allen + Shariff provided MEP engineering services for the demolition of Rehoboth Beach existing city hall/police department and reconstruction of a new 37,000 square foot complex.
The $17 million Rehoboth City Hall Complex is a facility designed to incorporate all city functions into a central city site. Entities involved include Administration (Mayor, City Manager and staff), Police/911, Building & Licensing, Commissioners Chambers, Convention Center, Buildings & Grounds, Alderman’s Court, IT and the Parking Meter Department. The entire complex totals 56,000 square feet.
Mechanical system renovation included a VRF system to maximize controllability and energy efficiency. Ventilation air is provided through a DOAS (Dedicated Outdoor Air System) ducted directly to the rooms.
Plumbing was designed for a multi-use building which included institutional/penal plumbing fixtures in addition to upscale office and amenity fixtures. Domestic hot water for the facility is supplied by a centralized high efficiency gas-fired water heater with a hot water re-circulation system to ensure all fixtures will have hot water available at time of use. The domestic pressure is maintained by a variable speed pump station located in the basement of the facility. Due to the existing sanitary tie-in elevations, a sewage ejector pump was needed to ensure that the fixtures installed in the basement would function properly.
Lighting design is primarily LED to maximize efficiency, and power systems include an electrical service upgrade and full generator backup.