Confined by Time, not Design
Operating at 200% capacity, Gwinnett County, Georgia, needed another detention facility immediately. But the stereotypical “slit” design looked too much like a jail to blend in with the existing structure. Enter Tindall precast. Choosing precast allowed the county to maximize aesthetics, and selecting Tindall as the precaster allowed the facility to be completed in 14 months, from design to finish. There's a reason we're the industry leader in precast.
Owner: Gwinnett County, Georgia
Architect: Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc.
Engineer: ReStl Designers
Contractor: Turner Construction
Location: Lawrenceville, Georgia
- The expansion was completed on a 14-month design-to-completion schedule.
- Tindall sped up construction by furnishing and erecting cell modules and other structural precast pieces.
- Large tinted windows accent sandblasted, white exterior.
- Appearance mimics the look of a modern office facility.
- Eight-story tower is made up of six-sided, upfitted modules.
- Mezzanine level is accessed by a cantilevered, 6-ft. balcony.
- Facility was designed to handle a future, second expansion.
- Precast recreation yards adjoin dayrooms, providing natural light.
- The 1,440-bed tower holds a total of 756 double-cell modules and 84 shower units.
- The 21 visitation modules were converted in the field to provide four units per module.
- Precast pieces totaled 3,264 including up-fitted cells, insulated wall panels, columns, and double tees.