Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex

City of Fort Worth

The Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex is the new combined headquarters and training academy for the City of Fort Worth fire and police departments. Two pre-World War II warehouses were renovated and repurposed to house 500,000 SF of indoor training space — resulting in significant construction savings. The training center includes a 30,000 SF warehouse capable of simulating a variety of industrial and hazardous material scenarios involving gas, chemicals, smoke and fire. Additionally, the complex contains a 30,000 SF indoor tactical training village, which simulates a city streetscape complete with a school, a bank, a residential building, a gas station, an office and an apartment building. It also features an eight-story high-rise and a two-story Class A residential fire training building, a dive training facility, a flashover survival training chamber, a simulated collapsed parking garage for urban search and rescue training, an emergency vehicle driving course, an indoor firing range and more than 40 acres of outdoor training space. In addition to providing structural engineering and surveying services, JQ also performed laser scanning data acquisition and generated a BIM model of existing historical structures to help the design team efficiently and accurately complete the project.

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Size: 570,000 SF
Services: Structural, Geospatial
Cost: $101.5M