Projects

CENTRAL PRISON OF OMAN, MUSCAT OMAN

4,200-bed correctional facility for the Sultanate of Oman, Royal Police Force. The facility includes housing units for male, female, juvenile and special population inmates. Additional spaces within the secure perimeter include a number of programs and operations support areas, as well as command and control areas. Provided complete design and oversight of the electronic security systems installation, which included: card access, biometric identification, video surveillance, door control, intercom, paging, personal duress, under vehicle surveillance, perimeter detection, electrified stun fence, buried fiber optic perimeter sensor, microwave detection, utility controls, touch screen controls, programmable logic controllers, watch tour and UPS systems.

Each compound can stand alone as an independent facility with the ability for a central control center to take control of any compound. There is also the ability for the police building to take control of the entire facility, if the need arises. The facility includes nine (9) discrete video wall control and monitoring systems with integrated video surveillance controls.

Multiple layers of redundant, control and command configurations were deployed through the use of video wall controllers at the facility, central and perimeter control locations. All of the security systems installed are the latest and most technically advanced in use anywhere in the world.

Construction Cost: $240 Million. ​

TORONTO SOUTH DETENTION CENTRE', TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

The 767,500 sf Toronto South Detention Centre (TSDC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada was procured by Infrastructure Ontario as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Design Build Finance and Maintain contract (30 years). The TSDC was built to replace the Don Jail which was located on the south portion of the Mimico Correctional Centre property. It is a maximum security facility housing 1650 inmates. The facility utilizes a direct and indirect supervision model of offender management. This facility also contains the Toronto Intermittent Centre, accommodating an additional 320 inmates on an intermittent basis. These two units are operated independently but share a central plant, infirmary, kitchen, laundry, staff facilities and control takeover from the main central control room in the maximum security control room.

​Designed the electronic security systems to support the intended operation of the Detention Center. Worked in cooperation with the facility’s user group to ensure the facility achieved an appropriate level of security through seamless integration of technology-based solutions and institutional grade physical enhancements that balanced priorities of protection, cost, operation, and maintenance. Provided design development, design innovations, value engineering, life cycle innovations and achievement of sustainable design targets which improved the value for money of the facility and its long term operations.

Provided consulting services for assessing potential breach points or threats associated to the new facility. Designed integrated security systems to mediate potential threats or breach points identified. The design for the new facility integrated various electronic security and control systems. These systems were designed to control and detect movement, facilitate communications, provide life safety, deter escapes and insure a safe environment for staff members, the public and inmates.

The electronic security control systems provide remote operation, monitoring, and viewing of the facility and its perimeter. The security systems take into consideration providing support for the safety and security of staff, public and inmates by viewing secure areas and monitoring life safety and duress alarm systems.The Electronic Security Systems were designed to be configurable and allow for flexible operation and staffing efficiencies by transfer of control and monitoring functions.

​Construction Cost $594 Million ​

GOVERNOR GEORGE DEUKMEJIAN COURTHOUSE, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Design Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) Contract (35 years). Designed the door control/PLC, touchscreen, intercom, IP Based video surveillance system, network video recording, fiber optic cable distribution, and uninterruptible power systems for the complex.

The Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse is the first civic building in the United States delivered through an availability-payment-based Public Private Partnership (P3). Under this agreement, Long Beach Judicial Partners (a project company of Meridiam Infrastructure), financed, designed, and built the project, and will operate and maintain it as part of a private consortium for a period of 35 years.

The new 531,000-square-foot courthouse occupies six acres in the city’s redevelopment area, bounded by West Broadway, Maine Avenue, West Third Street, and Magnolia Avenue. The facility houses 31 courtrooms—with expansion space for six more—offices for county justice agencies, retail space compatible with court uses, and an interior courtyard.

Awards Included:

Excellence in Design, Design-Build Institute of America

Civic Buildings, National Award of Merit, Design-Build Institute of America

Best Project, Government/Public Buildings, ENR California, 2014

PPP deal of the year in North America, Project Finance Magazine

Merit award, AIA Justice Facilities Review

2012 Highly commended, best accommodation project, PPP Bulletin partnerships awards

2011 Deal of the year awards, nontraditional financing, Bond Buyer Magazine

Commercial Real Estate Award, 2014 Best Public Project, Los Angeles Business Journal.

Construction Cost $490 Million.

WESTMINSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, WESTMINSTER, CALIFORNIA

91,000-square-foot police building

911 communications center, forensic lab, evidence storage, Emergency Operations Center, 18 cell jail facility and administrative work space.

Designed the door control/PLC, touchscreen, intercom, video surveillance system, video network, video recording, staff duress alarm and uninterruptible power systems.

​Construction Cost $51 Million

BROWARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

20 story, 714,000 square foot courthouse with 77 courtrooms, County office building, three courthouse buildings, and a 500-car parking garage.

LEED Certified project with 105,000 square feet of glass walls. Buildings are connected via a double-stacked bridge that allows public, staff and inmates from the jail to have separate access to the courthouse.

Designed the door control, access control, intercom, duress, UPS, video surveillance and recording systems.

​Construction Cost $213 Million

ILLINOIS MAXIMUM SECURITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER, THOMSON, ILLINOIS

1600 maximum security cell facility, which includes single bunk maximum and medium housing units, and minimum security dormitory units. Other areas within the secure perimeter included programming, support and administration facilities.

The maximum security correctional facility is inside a secure perimeter fence, which uses an electric fence to maintain complete security of the perimeter.

​Designed and provided oversight of the installation for the electronic security systems, which included door control, touch screen, programmable logic controller, intercom, paging, nurse call, perimeter detection, duress, closed circuit television, under vehicle surveillance, vehicle control, biometric identification, visitation system, non lethal electric fence, microwave detection and UPS systems.

​Construction Cost $165 Million

WATERLOO REGION CONSOLIDATED COURTHOUSE, KITCHENER, ONTARIO, CANADA

Public, Private Partnership (P3), Design Build Finance and Maintain (DBFM) Contract (30 years). Multi-story building with 30 courtrooms and 8 conference settlement rooms. Commitment to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standard, including focus on energy efficiency, a high quality indoor environment through building material selections and green housekeeping practices. Designed with capacity for expansion and internal flexibility to ensure maximum usefulness throughout its lifetime.

Provided consulting services for assessing potential breach points or threats associated to the new courthouse. Utilizing this information, designed an integrated electronic security system to mediate any potential threats or breach points identified, which could not be resolved through physical security or operations.

Major focus was to work with the facility’s user group to ensure the facility achieved an appropriate level of security through seamless integration of technology-based solutions that balanced priorities of protection, cost, operation, and maintenance.

Construction Cost $379 Million

PIMA COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, TUCSON, ARIZONA

The new addition to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Adult Detention Center in Tucson, Arizona added over 134,000 square feet and 500 beds to an existing facility housing 1,500 detainees operated with two independent control centers.

Provided the design and installation oversight for this facility, which combined the intricate security systems of three control areas into one new central “state of the art” command center. The system design included full CCTV coverage of the facility as well as Correctional Officers “man down” locators, inmate and staff tracking system, intercom, door control, and localized water and electrical control.

Electronic security systems design included the card access, inmate tracking, video surveillance, door control, intercom, paging, sound monitoring, video arraignment, video visitation, personal duress, elevator control, vehicle control and UPS systems for both the addition and the renovation.

The design included a new visitor system, where face-to-face visitations were replaced by video visitation. This is to facilitate operational efficiency and to increase security at the jail. The facility has more than 50 terminals that visitors can use to communicate with inmates. There are video-visitation terminals within each of the housing areas for the inmates to use.

Construction Cost $36 Million.

BRAC NATIONAL CAPITAL REGIONAL RELOCATION ADMINISTRATION FACILITY, ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MARYLAND

The new facility is a five-story Open Storage Collateral (Secret) building, with an estimated occupant load of approximately 2,000. Designed and provided installation oversight for the new access control, intrusion detection and closed circuit television systems. Designed to be locally monitored and controlled within the facility, as well as being remotely monitored and controlled at the existing AAFB Law Enforcement Desk.

The intrusion detection system (IDS) devices for SCIF areas were designed to be remotely monitored at the Law Enforcement Desk as well. Transmission of the IDS to the AAFB Security Operations Center (SOC) is by fiber optic cable. Stacked, dedicated security closets for Interim Distribution Frames (IDF) were incorporated into the design. Intelligent field controllers, low voltage power supplies and other field device support and communication equipment were designed on the walls and/or within racks inside these stacked telecommunications rooms.

​The IDS with alarm controls and keypads for each sensitive area and sensors including balanced magnetic switches and motion detectors were incorporated into the design for compliance with DCID 6/9 standards. As per the NSTISSAM TEMPEST/2-95 (FOUO) and NSTISSP 300, the design ensured that emanations security (EMSEC) requirements were accommodated as mandated by the Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA) and the Designated Accreditation Authority (DAA) for each area.

Dielectric breaks on all conduits between SCIF wall and adjacent non-SCIF walls were designed as required. This system is integrated with the Base’s Security Management System with the communications leaving the SCIF being properly encrypted to enable the IDS to be monitored both locally and at the primary SOC for the Base

​Construction Cost $126 Million

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD HEADQUARTERS READINESS CENTER, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

150,000 square feet of highly secure spaces are contained in three below grade levels, with 100,000 square feet above in a five-story tower. The command center and related secure spaces occur below grade well within the force protection setbacks.

Provided the electronic security systems design and engineering for the new facility, which also include the design for the remodel of the existing facilities control and monitoring equipment. The design included a state-of–the–art joint operations center and command center with multiple integrated security technologies. These technologies include the expansion of the existing access control system, expansion of the existing digital video recording system, a new surveillance system, a new audio visual communication and control system and a new intrusion detection system.

Special focus was placed on security technologies provided in the sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF). The design included the remodel of the existing control and monitoring room, the new control room, a secondary control room and the equipment rooms to accommodate for these technologies. Control rooms were laid out using flat panel LCD surveillance monitors and touch screen graphic user interface consoles to maintain constant surveillance and control of the facility and observe alarms of potential breaches in security. Features of the integrated design of these technologies include the system’s ability to automatically pull up and record surveillance cameras upon alarm, as well as, run surveillance tours with pan, tilt and zoom cameras on alarm.

Construction Cost: $89 Million