Due to the location of the Washington County Jail, the 204-bed addition was built on a large amount of fill. Thus, weight was a concern. The architect requested that SteelCell of North America assist in the design. It would need to be low in both weight and cost. The project also had to fit within a compressed construction schedule.
SteelCell provided modular two-man, four-man and eight-man detention cells.
Besides detention cells, the addition involved the creation of many custom modular units. These included a modular elevated control room with a lower sally port, a secure corridor along with a secure stairway to the control room, an electronics room for the project PLC, and programing/multipurpose rooms. SteelCell also supplied the day-room walls. We incorporated security openings, electrical outlets, phone preps, and infrastructure for video visitation. This divided the jail into multiple classification areas.
Using modular steel units to their full potential saved Washington County money and construction time. Construction was completed in June of 2014, after which the facility was occupied. This addition will serve the community for years to come.
Completed in June 2014
$9.3 million dollar budget
Design by RQAW