Department of Public Works Facility
Wendel provided complete design services to Cattaraugus County for the construction of a new Department of Public Works facility. Life-cycle evaluations were performed as part of design considerations for the proposed materials and systems. This helped the County weigh initial costs versus longevity of components and determine the best value for function. The new building consolidates several county departments, including the Commissioner, Finance Department, County Engineering Division as well as Fleet Operations and Maintenance. Each department had its own specific requirements, ranging from equipment, mechanical and electrical considerations to differing architectural criteria. Wendel’s survey and landscape architecture expertise was essential to the project, as it was necessary to convert 30 acres of undeveloped land into a working piece of property that could accommodate a variety of vehicle types and storage yards.