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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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.
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.
GGA is excited to report that construction is underway at the site for the new Seward County Justice Center. The project was featured in Correctional News last week (link below). The Justice Center will combine the county’s sheriff’s office, courts, attorney’s office, emergency dispatch center, public defender’s office and probation programs. This new facility will double the capacity of the current Detention Center, eliminating costs for housing overflow inmates, and will include new space for recreation, laundry, kitchen and medical areas.
This project has taken a long time to gain voter support but GGA feels confident that this solution will benefit the county in the long run.
Beckenhauer Construction (of Norfolk, NE) and Goldberg Group Architects have provided a construction progress camera, which can be found here. This will give voters and government officials constant updates on where the project is at.
Correctional News article: http://goo.gl/O9rqnF
Construction on the Seward County Justice Center began earlier this week. The new Justice Center will have 60 jail beds and courts. Follow construction progress through our Workzone camera here.
Flint Co Construction has made great progress on the Socorro County Detention Center. Exterior walls are up and interior components are beginning to take shape. The 96-Bed Detention Center is slated to be completed this October. This is Goldberg Group Architects’ first western jail project and the job is 25% complete. The Detention Center is a pre-engineered building with modular steel cells and, upon completion, will feature a centrally-located jail control. The first modular steel cells will be installed the first week of June.
The steel frame for the new Socorro County Detention Center was recently constructed, giving residents their first glimpse of the layout and shape of the project.