Downey & Scott’s role in this project consisted of pre-construction PPEA evaluation, life cycle cost analysis, cost engineering, value engineering as well as program and project management services.
This 100,000 GSF expansion project also included the integration of state-of-the-art security systems including digital video recording systems, extensive security cameras, cell lock security, upgrading the entire existing facility with these new security systems in a phased approach so the regional jail could remain in operation during construction.
Downey & Scott coordinated with the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC), and of all subs and contractors to ensure forward thinking regarding the implementation of their work plans and installation of the new security system inside an operational and functional correctional facility.
This project finished on-time, under budget, and won a regional and a national Design-Build Institute Award!
This project was initially estimated at $50,000,000. The final design-build cost for this project was $48,000,000. Capacity was increased from 656 to 1,080 inmates. Cost savings from our value engineering study yield a savings of $1,700,000. Around 60% of these suggestions were instated. There were zero change orders, and no claims on this project.