Case Study: Fairfax County Public Safety and Transportation Operations CenterDesigning and Implementing Space and Staffing Plans and Mission-Critical Systems for One-of-a-Kind Center


The Client

Fairfax County, Virginia.


The Project

Fairfax County's new Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center (PSTOC) is the first of its kind in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 144,000 square foot facility brings county, regional and state agencies together under one roof. The facility was designed to house the County's 9-1-1 Communications Center and Emergency Operations Center, Virginia Department of Transportation’s Smart Traffic Center and Virginia State Police's Division 7 communications center.


RCC's Role

RCC provided many important services for the Fairfax County PSTOC project, including:


  • Designing the architectural space plan to create diverse space for three autonomous agencies under one roof.
  • Interviewing users, analyzing PSAP workload and anticipating trends to define space, system and staffing needs, both current and 20 years into the future.
  • Designing redundant mission-critical systems, including CAD, RMS, E9-1-1, 800 MHz trunked radio, microwave and EOC and dispatch video walls.
  • Planning of telephone systems, the data network and the cable infrastructure.
  • Providing construction and implementation supervision, acceptance testing of systems and commissioning oversight.