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Recent Mental Health Issues in Jail Design

September 19, 2016 Criminal Justice, Uncategorized Comments Off on Recent Mental Health Issues in Jail Design

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A critical aspect of designing a Detention facility today is to include the appropriate capacity to identify and manage mental illness.  GGA is pioneering a concept for cognitive management within the Detention environment through the “layering” of prisoner housing.   A GGA Jail design provides the Jail staff with a spectrum of housing & interview facilities starting at Intake, on to Medical assessment, then Special Needs housing and finally to General Population housing.  Each prisoner entering the institution is thoroughly interviewed, tested & assessed for physical & mental conditions which may adversely affect their ability to be successfully detained.

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Muskegon County ADC Named Build Michigan Award Winner

March 1, 2016 Criminal Justice, GGA in the News Comments Off on Muskegon County ADC Named Build Michigan Award Winner

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LANSING, MICH. (Feb. 29, 2016) – The awards keep coming in for Muskegon County, Michigan’s new Adult Detention Center.

At its annual meeting on Feb. 25, the Associated General Contractors of Michigan presented officials from Muskegon County and members of Granger Construction – the project’s Construction Manager – with this highly-distinguished award for 2015.

Each year the AGC of Michigan awards the Build Michigan Award which is its highest accolade. The honor was first established in 1995 and serves as a way of recognizing the excellence of an entire project team.

Goldberg Group Architects worked alongside Granger Construction (CM), GMB Architecture & Engineering (Engineers) and Muskegon County to achieve a design that was affordable as well as address the long-standing overcrowding issues. The resulting facility was a three-story, 622-bed structure that was completed for $32 million.

The new Detention Center was also constructed directly adjacent to the Hall of Justice which allowed for the use of a secure atrium that provides access to both facilities while maintaining one, single security checkpoint.

Muskegon Named Facility of the Month

January 12, 2016 Articles, Criminal Justice, GGA in the News Comments Off on Muskegon Named Facility of the Month

GMuskegon_Correctional_Newsoldberg Group Architects’ recently completed Muskegon County Adult Detention Center gained some high recognition last month. Correctional News named the 622-bed facility its “Facility of the Month.” Muskegon’s new detention center was GGA’s largest project to date and provided the county with a viable solution to its overcrowding problems with an efficient and economical floor plan. GGA partnered with GMB in Holland, MI and Granger Construction out of Lansing, MI, who was the CM.

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Miami County Tunnel Bids Reviewed

December 9, 2015 Articles, Criminal Justice, GGA in the News, Under Construction Comments Off on Miami County Tunnel Bids Reviewed
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Photo credit: Brian McCauley – Miami County Republic

By: Brian McCauley | Miami County Republic

Construction bids are in for the underground tunnel that will connect the new Miami County Detention Center with the existing Miami County Courthouse across Pearl Street.

Officials from Ottawa-based Loyd Builders discussed the numbers with Miami County commissioners during their Nov. 18 study session.

The total cost of the tunnel will be $693,560, with the biggest price tags being $260,510 for excavation, backfill and demolition, along with $160,822 for the tunnel box culvert.

The remaining costs are associated with survey work, waterproofing, concrete masonry coating, tunnel site concrete work, tunnel drain pipes, fiber optics, asphalt patching, seeding and more.

Commissioners also reviewed individual subcontractor bids for tunnel and site utility work totaling $564,539. Skillman will handle the tunnel excavation, demolition and backfill work for $255,510; WCI Inc. will complete the tunnel concrete work for $160,822; Epic will handle the site concrete work for $77,800; Pfefferkorn & Drury will do the waterproofing system for $33,200; Skillman will do the plumbing and water line relocation in tandem with the excavation work for $18,960; Little Joe’s will handle the asphalt patching for $8,547; and Pfefferkorn & Drury will handle the concrete masonry coatings for $10,900.

Loyd officials said the best-case time scenario for the tunnel work is two to two-and-a-half months, and the goal is to get started next March.

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Getting “Locked Up” in Muskegon County ADC

October 22, 2015 Articles, Criminal Justice, GGA in the News Comments Off on Getting “Locked Up” in Muskegon County ADC

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Have you ever wondered how the whole process of being booked into one of Goldberg Group Architects’ jails works? A reporter recently got a glimpse into that when he became “locked up” inside the newly completed Muskegon County Adult Detention Center. Follow the link below to read about Stephen Kloosterman’s short stay in GGA’s newest facility.

MLive reporter ‘booked’ into new Muskegon County Jail ahead of inmates
By: Stephen Kloosterman, Muskegon Chronicle

Concrete and Steel Work in Seward County

October 7, 2015 Criminal Justice, Under Construction Comments Off on Concrete and Steel Work in Seward County

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It hasn’t taken long for Seward County’s new Jail and Justice Center to take shape. Concrete footings have been poured and some of the support steel has been placed. Once completed, the facility will contain a 60-bed jail, Sheriff’s Department, courts and County offices. Completion is slated for Spring 2017. Beckenhauer Construction also has a camera up at the site that allows a quick view of the job at any time. Click here to see the live feed.

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Socorro County Project Continues to Progress

September 10, 2015 Criminal Justice, Under Construction Comments Off on Socorro County Project Continues to Progress

 

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GGA’s first project in New Mexico continues to progress as planned with the exterior nearly complete. The walls on the pre-engineered building are up and have the masonry veneer in place. Socorro County’s 96-bed detention facility utilized this pre-engineered building because of tight budget and staffing constraints. The steel cells began being put in place in June and have now all been fitted and secured in place. Central Control is now underway along with many other parts of the interior.

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