Site work has begun for the final close-custody prison facility in a North Carolina Department of Corrections construction project encompassing six identical
Site work has begun for the final close-custody prison facility in a North Carolina Department of Corrections construction project encompassing six identical prisons. Based on a state-designed prototype, the Columbus County Correctional Institution will be identical in design, layout, and equipment installed to the five correctional facilities already built.
The new 410,000-sq.-ft., single-cell, close-custody Columbus County prison will consist of all one-level structures, except for three general-population buildings, which fall in a star pattern. The prison will comprise 864 general housing cells, divided among three buildings; 128 segregation housing beds, across two buildings; and, eight medical beds, 26 day rooms, 11 control rooms, administrative offices, a central energy plant, and recreational facilities.
Precast modular cells provided by Oldcastle Precast Modular Group will be used to construct the Columbus County prison. Department of Corrections staff selected structural precast quad cell modules that are fully painted and outfitted before erection. Oldcastle Modular’s four-cell precast modules (Quads) include furniture, lighting, electrical components, plumbing, finishings, vertical and horizontal windows, and openings specified in the prototype plans. Additionally, the modules feature an exterior form liner finish to provide an aesthetically appealing fa¡ade.
Oldcastle Modular staff will engineer, produce, equip and erect 992 precast prison cells, balcony slabs, and plenum units. The precast cells and structural components will be fabricated at an Oldcastle Precast facility in Fuquay Varina, N.C. Serving as general contractor is Centex Construction, with architect Little & Associates, North Carolina.