The Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) is a consolidated 911/Dispatch and Backup Emergency Operations Center that includes 19 law enforcement and ﬁre agencies serving much of the Salt Lake Valley.
JRCA Architects lead the multi-discipline design and engineering team in the creation of this award winning facility. Assisted by AECOM and CTA Communications, the design team built a consensus among the various user groups to create a working environment supportive of this high stress profession.
To provide continuous operation after an earthquake, this hardened and ‘critical’ facility is constructed on a seismic base isolation system and includes redundant power, fuel supplies, HVAC systems, and communication links.
Size – 31,000 S.F.; Completed – 2001; Location – West Valley City, Utah
Published by the American Institute of Architects in the annual Justice Facilities Review 2003 -2004
Primary featured include:
- 60 Fire & Police Dispatch Consoles
- Backup Emergency Operation Ctr.
- Training Facilities / Admin Oﬃces
- Utah Comm. Agency Network (UCAN)
- ‘Prime Site’ for the State’s 800 Mhz Radio System