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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 pieces

200 modular housing units containing four cells each

Insulated precast concrete walls

7-month erection time

Raising the Bar.

The Richmond Justice Center was built to replace a chronically overcrowded, deteriorating jail with severe maintenance problems. During the bidding process for this construction, other teams proposed alternate methods of construction — steel, masonry, and cast in place. Tindall won the bid, convincing the client to choose precast concrete. By converting the CIP lower level to precast, in conjunction with all of precast’s usual benefits, Tindall saved the client 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 corrections 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 project, Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody, Jr. praised Tindall for building a facility 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