Heightened Security on Time, in Budget
A growing inmate population and a rash of escapes were key motivators when Clayton County officials chose precast concrete for the update and expansion of their justice complex. Tindall engineers provided a number of valuable engineering analyses that optimized the design, accelerated completion, and further reduced project costs and partnering with Tindall added even more value. Tindall is equipped with the engineering and R&D talent to be the customer's choice technical partner.
Owner: Clayton County, Georgia
Engineer: Michael M. Simpson & Associates
Contractor: Turner Construction
Program Manager: Lee Design & Management Group
Location: Jonesboro, Georgia
- Project included precast cell modules and over 2,000 other precast pieces including flat panels, double tees, and other components.
- Manufacturing, delivery, and erection was completed ahead of schedule even with a 20% increase in precast pieces due to value engineering improvements.
- First inmates arrived just 21 months after site work began.
- Project was completed under budget.
- 768 six-sided precast cells comprised and enclosed four, four-story octagonal housing pods.
- An additional precast dormitory structure adjoined the pods.
- Each pod included standard cells with MEP chase, control room, day room, recreation and visiting areas.
- Pods were connected to each other and the courthouse complex with a secure, two-level central corridor.
- The 727,000-sq.-ft. justice complex included 18 courtrooms and can house nearly 2,000 inmates and detainees.
- Modules included an integral prestressed floor with steel form floor finish.
- Fully insulated exterior walls
- Cell interiors were furnished, upfitted, and finish painted prior to delivery.
- Mezzanine-level cell module floors were extended to include a cantilevered balcony.
- Cast-in door and window frames were glazed to increase security.