Turlock Irrigation District (TID) is responsible for the management, maintenance, and reliability of a complex electrical and irrigation water distribution network that includes reservoirs, canals, power plants, and transmission lines. For over 40 years, this network has been monitored and operated from a control center located at the District’s corporation yard near downtown Turlock.
Two existing buildings previously occupied by the City of Turlock are now TID’s Power Operations Building and Water Distribution Building.
The Power Control Center in the Power Operation Building is the mission critical component of the project requiring significant renovations, including replacing and raising the roof structure to provide clear span spaces and additional height on the inside for a video display wall. It is surrounded by spaces that support the power control operators who work 12 hour shifts.
The Water Distribution building was given a new open office environment with several small focus rooms for the Water Distribution staff. It houses 18 previously-scattered water distribution operators and managers under one roof for a more collaborative culture, efficient distribution of water, and higher-level of customer service. The building also includes a new Irrigation Control room, updated fitness, break and locker rooms, and new conference rooms.
Both buildings were designed to optimize energy efficiency, conserve resources, and reduce long-term maintenance costs for the District.