Locked-Down Convenience and Budget
Serving a jurisdiction larger than some states, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office aimed to build the largest detention facility in Arizona. Selecting Tindall to build the precast core was all about construction efficiency. Tindall provided economical, fully equipped cells, saving the time of installing utility chases and equipping empty modules.
Owner: Maricopa County, Arizona
Architect: DLR Group
Engineer: DLR Group
Contractor: Core Construction
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Tindall erected approximately 70,000 sq. ft. of precast concrete cells in only four months.
- Six-story tower for min.-, med.- and max.-security inmates
- Economical, fully equipped cells saved time and expense.
- Modules delivered with MEP chases, bunks and finished interiors.
- 583,587-sq.-ft. expansion built around a 70,000-sq. ft. core.
- Core includes 864 Tindall precast modular cells.
- Each level includes housing, classrooms, and control rooms.
- Precast pieces include double-cell modules, columns, stair risers, and wall panels.
- Cell module floors were extended to the rear, creating a 36-in. maintenance walkway.
- Mezzanine-level balconies, as extensions of form-furnished precast cell floors, were cantilevered out into dayrooms.