Jackson County Adult Detention Center Groundbreaking Set for February 26th

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Contributor: Rachael Thomas
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Updated: 2/18 1:48 pm
The new 752-bed Adult Detention Center is a $27.6 million project that was awarded to Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC on December 16, 2013. It is being built on County owned property adjacent to the current ADC.

Preliminary groundwork and test pilings on the 104,105 square foot pre-engineered metal building began in late January. Interior construction will consist of masonry walls and metal studs with drywall. The project also includes manufactured steel detention cells and specialized detention equipment and furnishings that will be provided and installed by a qualified detention equipment installer.

The County has hired Jeffrey May of Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. as their Project Representative. The lead engineer and architect is Burk-Kleinpeter-Lunsford Engineers/Architect, PLLC. Neel-Schaffer, Inc. will be involved in some aspects of the project as well.

The ADC is expected to be complete by Spring 2015. Other projected milestones of the include the completion of the following:

Spring 2014: -Perimeter Piles and Grade Beams
-Interior Piles and Grade Beams
Summer 2014: -Slab
-Pre-Engineered Metal Building Structure and Roof
Fall 2014: -Steel Cells Comminutor
Winter 2014/2015: -Masonry Walls, Drywall and Ceilings
-Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Security Equipment
-Installation of Food Service Equipment
-Detention Equipment

The groundbreaking event is open to the public.
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