GRW provided programming, planning, design, and construction administration services for the Frankfort Plant Board’s new 6,725 SF telecommunications headend building. The telecommunications portion of the facility was designed to receive signals for the processing and distribution of cable, internet, and telephone telecommunications systems to the City of Frankfort. The administrative area of the facility includes dedicated offices, shared workstations, conference/break room, and associated accessory spaces.
The new headend building was designed to accommodate forces from natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tornadoes, while maintaining crucial services to this state capital city. The design required a hardened structure, including cast concrete, reinforced walls and roof assemblies for the telecommunications area. Utility services for the building have been provided with mechanical and electrical system redundancy, including a backup generator, UPS and DC plant to maintain the facilities operations during an emergency event.