Bell County Jail

Our Task

Provide all engineering, procurement and construction services required to furnish and install detention equipment and security electronics.

The 158,500 SF Bell County Jail includes 658 beds with a 24-bed infirmary. Support spaces such as the intake and release area are designed to support an expansion of up to 1,400 inmates. The jail also includes video visitation, detention administration, maintenance space, kitchen and laundry. The facility can easily expand by simply adding housing clusters. This project won the 2008 Excellence in Construction Award from the Central Texas Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. for Skanska Construction and Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects.

Services Involved

  • Security hollow metal doors and frames
  • Security hardware and locking devices
  • Security glazing
  • Security woven wire mesh
  • Security furnishings and accessories
  • Protective padding at violent cells
  • Electronic control system
  • Touch screen control and management system
  • Intercom/paging system
  • Cabinets and enclosures
  • Video visitation system
  • Video surveillance system
  • Uninterruptable power system

Client

Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Houston, Texas

Skanska USA Building, Inc. is one of four business units of Skanska USA operating in the United States. Headquartered in New York, Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the country with expertise in construction, civil infrastructure, public-private partnerships and commercial development initiatives in select U.S. markets. They have more than 8,300 employees located in 39 offices across the country.

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