Hurricane Shelter Backup Power Systems

Project Description

  • Backup Power Systems for (5) Hurricane Shelters in Florida

  • Florida

  • Client: Trane / Department of Management Services

  • Construction Cost: $3.6 million


Bronson Elementary School, Bronson, FL
Atlantic High School, Port Orange, FL
Quest Elementary School, Melbourne, FL
Treasure Coast Elementary School, Sebastian, FL
Ralph Williams Elementary School, Rockledge, FL

Duffey Southeast was selected as the construction manager to provide backup power systems for five hurricane shelters in Florida. Trane and Kellogg, Brown and Root, who spearheaded the effort on behalf of the State of Florida’s Department of Management Services, retained our services. The shelters were already built on school properties and were designed to accommodate special needs individuals in the event of an emergency. Utility power was already in place at the shelters and our firm installed backup power supply systems consisting of new standby diesel generators, automatic transfer switches, electrical distribution system modifications, and other related equipment to serve the facility in the event of power outage. Several different engineering consultants worked with us in order to complete this assignment. This project was performed over the period of two regular school years with no disruption to normal school activities. Each project was completed within 90 days. Due to our construction activities taking place on school grounds with high student traffic, safety precautions were implemented to keep students away from the construction site while work was in progress.