Richmond Justice Center


Owner

City of Richmond

Architect/Engineer

HOK Architects ReStl Designers, Inc.

Contractor

Turner Construction Company
S.B. Ballard Construction Co.
T.K. Davis Construction

Location

Richmond, VA

Specifications


Over 2,000 precast concrete components

200 precast modular housing units containing 4 cells each

Insulated precast concrete wall panels

7-month erection time

Raising the Bar.

The Richmond Justice Center was built to replace a chronically overcrowded, deteriorating correctional facility with severe maintenance problems. During the bidding process for this construction, other teams proposed alternate methods of construction — steel, masonry, and cast-in-place concrete. Tindall won the bid, persuading the customer to choose precast concrete over other alternatives. By converting the cast-in-place concrete lower level to precast concrete, in conjunction with all of precast’s usual benefits, Tindall saved the customer considerable time and money.

Overview

With experience manufacturing and erecting precast, prestressed concrete housing for more than 65,000 inmates across North America, Tindall was an obvious choice for this complex correctional facility project. With Tindall’s help, the multi-level Richmond Justice Center was fully erected in seven months, now including two administration levels, six housing levels, and over 400,000 square feet of usable floor space. In total, the project required over 2,000 pieces of precast concrete, including nearly 200 modular housing units.

Upon completion of the precast correctional facility, Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody, Jr. praised Tindall for building a structure that beautifully complements the community and its surroundings. The Richmond Justice Center also won the regional award from the Design Build Institute of America.

"The Richmond City Justice Center project required erection on our existing site and in very close proximity to the existing facility. This occurred on schedule and without interruption to this Agency's commitment to those committed to custody, our public access, and public safety."

— C. T. WOODY JR., SHERIFF OF RICHMOND CITY JUSTICE CENTER

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