Close this search box.

Transforming Emergency Preparedness: WGI Shines at the 9th Annual Tampa Bay Safety Summit

Discover how WGI is revolutionizing public safety with our recap of the Tampa Bay Safety Summit. Explore cutting-edge VR, AI, and digital twin models, and join us as we set new standards for safer and smarter communities.

On June 11th, 2024, WGI proudly took center stage as a premier exhibitor at the highly anticipated 9th Annual Tampa Bay Safety Summit, organized by Port Tampa Bay and held at the Tampa International Airport.

The summit stands as a beacon for regional collaboration on best practices among first responders and inter-government agencies, emphasizing transportation safety, information sharing, and enhanced communication networks.

Innovative Solutions for Safer Facilities

As a leading design and consulting firm in the Tampa Bay area for nearly a decade, WGI showcased its expertise in designing innovative public safety facilities through cutting-edge technology solutions.

Our team leveraged the platform to demonstrate how emerging technologies—such as virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and digital twin modeling—can revolutionize emergency response and facility operations.

Through immersive demonstrations, attendees gained firsthand insights into how these tools can bolster training effectiveness, enhance situational awareness, and streamline disaster recovery efforts.

Tampa Bay Safety Summit

Collaborative Insights for Operational Excellence

Central to our participation was the emphasis on direct, collaborative partnerships with the agencies and stakeholders in attendance.

By understanding their operational imperatives, we can tailor our design solutions to meet and exceed expectations. Summit participants from public safety, transportation, and critical infrastructure sectors engaged deeply with our demonstrations. They gained actionable insights into integrating cutting-edge technologies early in project facility programming and design development.

This proactive approach further encourages early partnerships with designers and technologists to shape facilities and systems that are resilient and adaptive to evolving threat landscapes.

Positioning for Future Success

By sponsoring and exhibiting at this year’s annual safety summit, WGI reaffirms its dedication to strengthening community relationships and serving as a catalyst for innovative, technology-enabled solutions.

Our presence sparked meaningful dialogues on enhancing emergency preparedness and response strategies through strategic applications of advanced tools and approaches.

Pictured left to right: Sierra Eades (Architect), Eric Luttmann (Director, Architecture), and Marcía Alvarado (Buildings Client Manager)
Pictured left to right: Sierra Eades (Architect), Eric Luttmann (Director, Architecture), and Marcía Alvarado (Buildings Client Manager)

Looking Ahead

As we reflect on our presence at the Tampa Bay Safety Summit, WGI remains steadfast in our commitment to advancing safety and operational efficiency across all projects. We continue to pioneer solutions that set new benchmarks in design excellence and technological innovation so that communities are able to promote safe, resilient environments.

Through events such as the Tampa Bay Safety Summit, WGI continues to lead the way toward a safer, more connected future. So, join us in reshaping possibilities and empowering communities through visionary design and transformative technologies.

Together, let’s build a safer tomorrow – Contact Our Team today!

Share this post

Share this post

Learn more
about our



Cooling Down AI & Data Centers: Intro to Cooling Systems

In the age of AI, effective HVAC cooling is crucial for data centers. In part 1 of our 3 part series on Cooling Down AI & Data Centers, we explore traditional and advanced cooling methods, emphasizing the need for expert consultation to choose the best system for specific needs.


5 Best Practices to Successfully Implement Gen AI

Discover how to navigate the challenges of implementing generative AI effectively. Explore best practices to define a strategic gen AI approach, prioritize use cases, foster a culture of innovation, set organizational guardrails, and calculate ROI, ensuring your business maximizes the potential of this transformative technology.


Webinar Recap: Helping Fleet and Parking Owners Achieve Their EV Future

The rapid transition to electric vehicles is here, and it’s crucial for fleet owners and parking managers to get ahead. Join WGI’s leading experts, Rich Reace and Jacob Gonzalez, PE, to learn the latest strategies and innovative approaches to building a robust EV charging infrastructure!


You’ve been searching for a place like WGI. We look forward to meeting you soon.


Enter your zip code, and we’ll personalize your experience with local projects, office locations, team members, and more.

WGI's success starts with our Associates

WGI supports its associates with meaningful opportunities for growth, strong benefits and perks, while we work collaboratively with clients and co-consultants to shape and improve communities.

Our Team in Action

Join the Team

WGI is a dynamic organization with opportunities nationwide for engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, environmental scientists, and architects.

Find a team member:

Let's talk about your next project.