Law Enforcement Center & County Jail / Rice County, Kansas
Installed cost: $4.5 million
Thanks to effective construction management, breaking the project into multiple packages eliminated markups and enabled scope changes and costs savings without sacrificing schedule.
This 72-inmate prison provides a range of detention levels, from work-release programs to maximum security pods. The construction manager broke into multiple packages, which eliminated the general contractor markup and allowed design changes to occur without losing market pricing or sacrificing schedule. The project was completed for less than the original bids.
A significant design change also was implemented during construction, altering the roof structure from cast-in-place concrete to a precast roof system, saving money and time. Integrated building automation systems ensure building performance and the security and safety of staff, inmates and visitors.