City of Edmonton Co-Located Dispatch and Emergency Operations Centre
Edmonton’s new Co-Located Dispatch and Emergency Operations Centre supports quick, concise first responders’ communications between public and emergency agencies during extreme heightened public emergency events, as well as daily responder and dispatcher needs. This project is an extension of consulting services that IBI Group provides to operations centres, which goes beyond the traditional systems and interior design to encompass complete building layout and full architectural design.
ClientCity of Edmonton
An emergency facility vital to protecting families and communities
IBI Group was retained by the City of Edmonton as Prime Consultant, Architect of Record, and Co-Design Architect to design the new Co-Located Dispatch and Emergency Operations Centre (CD-EOC), bringing together the various City emergency services. The CD-EOC accommodates call centre and dispatch services for the Edmonton Police Service, the Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, and the City’s Community Standards branch.
When designing the CD-EOC, the design team focused on enhancing all aspects of operations through a functionality-based approach to meet the current and future user needs of each agency, incorporating advanced integrated technologies into their workplaces. The building is a secured facility with no uncontrolled public access, with a required 25m setback for increased separation from public roadways.
The primary function of the CD-EOC is a call evaluation and dispatch centre for both police and fire services, with the necessary office space and amenities to support these functions. During large-scale emergency situations, an Emergency Operations Centre is activated and is able to accommodate representatives from all first responder agencies, plus additional personnel.
This facility is positioned on a site adjacent to the Edmonton Police Service Northwest Police Campus facility that IBI Group recently completed. It is the second in a series of buildings forming part of an overall master-planned police campus.
Peter Bull is a Registered Architect and LEED AP with over 38 years of experience. As a leader in the Edmonton office architectural practice, Peter has worked on protective services, municipal, civic, industrial, office, healthcare, and educational projects. Peter is licensed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Among his various professional memberships, Peter is also a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Brad Kimball has 25 years of experience in various aspects of facilities, facility design, interior design, and building infrastructure evaluations for both public and private sector clients. Brad specializes in user group facilitation and concept planning. Some of Brad’s recent projects of note include the Edmonton Police Service NW Campus, Habitat for Humanity Neufeld Landing, and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital. Brad is a Registered Architect in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.
He is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Brad is a volunteer member of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Architectural Academic Advisory Committee. He is currently working with the Grande Prairie Regional College on a new purpose built laboratory and office facility for the National Bee Diagnostic Centre, a shared research Centre of Excellence between the College, Alberta Government, and Agriculture Canada.