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Santa Rosa Correctional Institute


Florida DOC


Florida DOC, Tindall Corporation


Ajax Building Corporation


Milton, FL


Total precast structure

180 double cell modules

420 precast walls and slabs

Environmental advantages, including sound absorption and fire resistance

62,000-sq.-ft. housing construction

Fast. Flexible. Affordable. That’s Tindall.

Seeing the population climb at Florida’s DOC northwest facility, officials triggered plans for more housing units. Fortunately, Tindall’s six-sided cell modules and total precast construction proved to be a more economical and faster construction solution than the state’s traditional method — concrete masonry units. Tindall converted the concrete block construction plans to precast, then used two plants to supply all cell modules and system components. The result was over 62,000 square feet of safe, secure housing completed faster and more economically than traditional methods.


Tindall expanded the existing Santa Rosa facility by manufacturing and erecting 360 new cells. Each double-cell module included two 92-square-foot cells with rear access. Tindall partnered with Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE) to factory-install inmate-fabricated metal bunks in each cell.

Tindall engineers developed a total precast solution that converted existing prototype concrete block constructions (CMU), saving both time and money during the project. Precast framing components included 336 exterior closure panels and interior wall panels, as well as 84 flat slabs for floors, ceilings, and walkways. Despite the scope of the project, Tindall was able to complete the erection in just two short months by utilizing two different plants.

"Tindall provides from their manufacturing facility a completed cell, including plumbing and light fixtures, furniture, finish paint, and all associated piping and rough-in. We were able to work around the lack of locally available manpower and deliver the project on time for our client."