CHEYENNE, Wyo.--()--The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) moved its operations into a new building on Snyder Avenue. The BOPU will celebrate the building on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The new building creates a one-stop service location by centralizing the water and sewer department’s Administration, Engineering, and Operations and Maintenance Divisions in one campus. Previously, water and sewer users may have had to visit multiple locations when conducting business with the BOPU.
“This is a building that will serve the community for years to come.”
“The BOPU needed additional office space and a facility to provide better customer service,” said Tim Wilson, Director of the BOPU. “This is a building that will serve the community for years to come.”
The interior and exterior of the new, larger facility was designed for BOPU by Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH®). As the community’s water and sewer department, the BOPU is a steward of water resources and protects the health of the community and the environment. In keeping with BOPU’s environmental goals, SEH incorporated several sustainable design elements.
SEH’s design for the facility included space to accommodate 12 different departments, complete with a multi-purpose room, break room, individual meeting rooms, and plenty of storage for future growth. Sustainable features such as a recirculating water system, motion-controlled lighting, low-e glazing, high efficiency plumbing fixtures, and green building materials were also incorporated. These features provide the BOPU with a more effective work environment with reduced energy costs.
SEH began design work on the BOPU building in March 2008. Construction was substantially completed in June of 2012. The open house on September 29 will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony and include tours of the new building.
Building a Better World for All of Us™ requires a multidisciplined and collaborative approach. As a full-service professional services firm, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) is comprised of 550 engineers, architects, planners, scientists, and funding specialists located in offices across the nation. SEH provides public and private clients with civil, environmental, transportation, drinking water, wastewater, and structural engineering; funding acquisition; planning and landscape design; architectural design; and technology and GIS services.