WESTERN REGIONAL OPERATION CENTER
Palm Beach County, FL
Palm Beach County Water Utility’s Western Operation Center serves the Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay area in western Palm Beach County. The building structures consist of two 10,000-square foot pavilions that provide covered storage for portable generators and material and equipment laydown areas, as well as warehouse administration and repair shops. The buildings were designed to Risk Category III/IV with ultimate wind speeds of 180 mph and constructed with reinforced masonry walls, concrete tie columns and beams, steel joist/structural steel roof framing members, and steel roof deck. The shop buildings include a two-ton bridge crane supported from the roof structure. The pump wash section of the building includes a two-ton underslung monorail hoist.