AP Celebrates the Grand Opening of the City of Aurora’s New Joint Public Safety Training Center

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) proudly participated in the grand opening of the new City of Aurora Police and Fire Safety Training Center (CAPSTC), a joint state-of-the-art training center.

This was truly a team effort: police, fire, communications, public works, IT… all the folks who were involved to put this project together in really great detail was based on all of us working together to make this project a reality.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) proudly participated in the grand opening of the new City of Aurora Police and Fire Safety Training Center (CAPSTC), a joint state-of-the-art training center. More than 200 people gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony and to tour the new campus. Dedication speeches were made from Councilwoman Barb Cleland, City Manager Skip Noe, Fire Chief Garcia, Police Chief Nick Metz and Regional VP Tom Horsting with AP.

This 23-acre campus project includes four separate buildings: a 43,366-sf education and training building with office and conference areas; a new 7,000-sf, five-story drill tower structure; an on-site pump house; and a 3,500-sf class-A burn building.

The design-build team includes architect Studiotrope and engineer Elliott, LeBoeuf & McElwain. The campus now serves as a joint-training facility for City of Aurora’s Fire and Police Departments, what Councilwoman Barb Cleland described as a “must-have” for the City. These public safety entities are now able to train and operate together to be more effective as a team on the drill field when responding to emergency scenes. In addition, the site location is next to Arapahoe County’s driving track and sheriff’s office for future collaborative training opportunities with other agencies.

The site will accommodate future growth plans including a 7,700-sf tactical/search/rescue structure; a 34,500-sf five-building tactical village; and a training site that will include vehicle extrication, trench simulation and haz-mat training.
City Manager George “Skip” Noe spoke to the collaboration efforts which brought project success. “This was truly a team effort: police, fire, communications, public works, IT… all the folks who were involved to put this project together in really great detail was based on all of us working together to make this project a reality.”

Skip Noe continued by saying, “This is an amazing, fully integrated training facility to make our community even safer. It enables us to be at that top level of response.”

Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz commented on the positive effects the structure will have by saying, “To have a facility our firefighters and police officers can walk into every day to feel proud and supported will only make their job even better to provide service to our community.”

About AP
Adolfson & Peterson Construction is a U.S.-based, privately held firm that is consistently ranked among the top 50 construction managers and general contractors in the nation. Founded in 1946, the company has built longstanding commitments to the regions in which it operates and is known nationally for its innovative and collaborative approaches within the building industry. Adolfson & Peterson Construction serves the education, multifamily, healthcare, commercial, municipal and senior living market segments from its offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland and Tacoma. For more information, visit http://www.a-p.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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