Speed Fab-Crete’s precast wall system comprises both exterior and interior walls of the new $10 million Hood County Justice Center recently opened in
Speed Fab-Crete‘s precast wall system comprises both exterior and interior walls of the new $10 million Hood County Justice Center recently opened in Granbury, Texas. The 52,000-sq.-ft. building includes three courtrooms Û district, county and justice of the peace; offices for the judges, district attorney, county clerk and constables; a law library; jury selection room; general offices; and, a sally port accessing male and female prisoner holding cells.
Serving as the project’s primary subcontractor, Speed Fab-Crete provided more than 65,000 sq. ft. of 6-in.-thick precast wall panels to form the building’s exterior and many interior walls. Their construction makes the Justice Center especially resistant to turbulent weather, Speed Fab-Crete representatives note, and thus, one of Granbury’s safest buildings. Seldaco, LP was construction manager.
Concrete walls were fabricated Speed Fab-Crete’s facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Following installation of the Center’s foundation, the panels were trucked to the project site, less than an hour away, for erection by crane. Speed Fab-Crete’s $1.3 million contract included steel erection and extensive millwork.
Designers of the Justice Center, Callahan & Freeman Architects of Fort Worth, met the county’s requirement that limestone rock indigenous to the Granbury area be used for much of the building’s exterior. Located a few blocks west of the Granbury town square, the Justice Center has six times the floor space of the historic 1891 Hood County Courthouse.