Total Precast Facility Equals a Fast Schedule
When replacing a 100+-year-old correctional facility, St. Lawrence County officials determined that the benefits of a total precast building would serve them well now and for decades to come. Tindall gave county officials exactly what they wanted. Faster occupancy—thanks to the efficiencies of total precast construction and Tindall’s expert management. Lower project costs—thanks to the economies of total precast and Tindall’s six-sided cell modules. And a unique architectural finish on exterior cell walls—thanks to Tindall’s development of a three-textured formliner. Tindall's engineering corp and superior R&D team works to develop innovative products and solve complex customer challenges.
Owner: St. Lawrence County, New York
Architect: SMRT, Inc.
Construction Manager: The Pike Company
Engineer: SMRT, Inc.
Precaster: Tindall Corporation, Corrections Division
- Cell modules were delivered with fully upfitted MEP chase for fast hook-up on site which compressed schedules.
- Tindall erected four total precast housing pods in just seven weeks, shortening the construction schedule significantly.
- Project included 80 double-cell modules, 46 three-sided plenum units, and 122 precast concrete pieces, including wall panels, flat slabs, beams, and columns of various sizes.
- Tindall combined a limestone texture, a fractured fin texture, and a smooth sandblast finish on module exterior walls for an aesthetically pleasing product.
- The unique, three-texture finish was cast using a multi-layered formliner.
- This total precast facility brought St. Lawrence officials valuable savings by shortening the schedule and providing quicker occupancy.
- This state-of-art facility replaced a facility constructed in the 1800's.
- Six-sided modules were delivered withg prestressed concrete floors, including projecting five foot balcony section, saving the cost of cast-in-place topping.
- Cells arrived furnished and interior finished with a clean, durable surface provided by Tindall's environmentally controlled paint system.
- Factory installed and tested utility chase components enshured uniform component locations and rapid connection in the field.