Public Safety Answering Center II (PSAC II)


Bronx, NY


Client: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Owner: New York City Dept. of Design & Construction (NYCDDC)

Contract Duration: 2009-2010

Service Provided: Cost Management: cost estimating


ELLANA, as part of the SOM design team, prepared cost estimates for the new, 525,000sf Public Safety Answering Center being constructed in The Bronx, NY. This project will provide a new call center and improve the City’s emergency communication systems, including responses to 911 calls. PSAC II was designed to withstand the effects of a major disaster, both natural and man-made, and to operate without interruption. The building also complies with all applicable laws and ordinances, including the Green Buildings Law (Local Law 86 of 2005) governing sustainable design. The scope of services include cost estimates preparation at all design milestones, value engineering estimates, and cost studies of various design options.