Time Off for Efficient Behavior
Cornell Companies, Inc., owners/managers of Georgia’s largest private prison, needed additional housing to accommodate the growing population of state and federal inmates. So officials turned to Tindall for the two-phase project. Thanks to Tindall expertise and efficiencies (production and shipping) and because Tindall erected ahead of schedule, weeks were eliminated from the construction timeline of each phase. And Cornell reaped the benefits of Tindall’s model partnership by opening each unit ahead of schedule. Strong relationship-driven project teams give Tindall the advantage.
Owner: Cornell Companies, Inc.
General Contractor: Miron Construction Co.
Engineer: Tindall Corporation
Precaster: Tindall Corporation, Corrections Division
- Two-phase expansion project provided 114 cells in phase one and 134 cells in phase two.
- Manufactured in a controlled environment while the site was prepared, cell modules were delivered as needed for immediate erection.
- Expedited product delivery and fast erection (under 10 days for each phase) shortened construction timelines.
- Sandblasted exterior finish with 2-in. reveals provided a distinctive architectural accent to the surrounding structures.
- Cell doors had a “speak-through” in the window glazing for officers to safely communicate with inmates.
- Each cell module included two 85-sq.-ft. cells with fully up-fitted front chase.
- Six-sided cell modules arrived with factory-finished interiors, reducing subcontractor labor costs and long-term operating expenses.
- Mezzanine level cell floors were extended to the front to provide balcony walkways overlooking center common areas.
- The horizontally cast exterior walls were insulated and include a thermally broken window.
- Seamless cell interiors offer virtually indestructible furnishings and fixtures, easy to maintain with no hiding places for contraband.