Volume 1, Issue 1
This is the inaugural issue of Transitions: our goal is to inform interested parties on the progress and issues that involve the Jail Expansion Project.
why do you se Captain Arnold or Lt. Carona wear a hardhat? Anyone entering the construction zone is required to wear a hard hat. Basically the orange fenced off areas are those zones that require the added protection. We do not want any violations from OSHA or the company contracted to inspect the site for safety compliance. Since this is a county project any violations would be paid by the county and we all know that finances are tight.
When building excavation begins only authorized personnel will be permitted in the construction zone! There will be no shortcuts, crossing through!!
All contractors working the site will have a photo ID issued to them; this ensures that we checked them out for any warrants or past criminal activity that would prohibit them from this site.
Construction delays: Some of the problems we have encountered are;
1. The natural gas line when pressure tested developed leaks. Leaks were so numerous that the entire line had to be replaced
2. Another storm sewer line had to be run. When installing the storm sewers in the front of the building an additional manhole was found near the Sheriff Umpleby's memorial.
3. AEP installed the wrong transformers - thank goodness it was caught in time.
Meetings with the detention equipment company discussed such interesting topics at to the installation of the automatic closers on the doors. Hard to image that such minor details are really so important. For example the juvenile housing unit - you do not want to leave these young idle hands time or the opportunity to tamper with anything, so you make sure that the closers are on the other side of the door. Some doors have inmates on both sides so you have to decide the lesser of two evils. The equipment company does not know your facility or what your intentions are for these areas, so you have to go over almost every door in the building.
SAFETY: It's everyone's responsibility!
We will report the project in phases; this may change over time, for
PHASE One: Site Utilities Relocation
|DiPietro Excavating||New Roadway||08-25-04|
|Demo Gas House||09-27-04||09-27-04|
|Relocate fuel tank vent lines||0-028-04||09-29-04|
|Abbott Electric||South Communication Loop||08-23-04||09-24-04|
|Site Lighting and Power Demo||09-03-04||10-14-04|
|Temporary Overhead Power||09-16-04||10-08-04|
|North Communication Loop||09-22-04|
|Doerschuk Plumbing||Gas Line Relocations and New Meter||09-07-04||09-24-04|
|Water line w/DiPietro||10-12-04|
Phase Two: Building Excavation and Construction of Garage
Phase Three: construction of First and Second Floor
Phase Four: Finishes and Furnishings
Phase Five: Transition and Training
Phase Six: Occupancy
The Jail Expansion Project was broken into 9 packages: the contractors are:
|Site Work||DePietro Excavating, Inc||7706 Lincoln St SE||East Canton, Oh|
|Concrete||Northern Valley Contractors, Inc||7640 Whipple Ave NW||North Canton, Oh|
|Masonry||GMR Builders, Inc||4183 Beaumont Ave NW||Massillon, Oh|
|General Trades||WG Fairfield Company||4255 Kropf Ave SW||Canton, Oh|
|Detention Equipment||Norment Security Group||3224 Mobile Highway||Montgomery, Al|
|Sprinkler||SA Comunale Co, Inc||2900 Newport Drive||Barberton, Oh|
|Plumbing||Doershuk Plumbing & Heating||5021 Louisville St NW||Louisville, Oh|
|HVAC||Standard Plumbing & Heating Co||435 Walnut Ave SE||Canton, Oh|
|Electrical||Abbott Electric Inc||1010 - 4th St SE||Canton, Oh|
|Architects||Wachtel & McAnally Architects and Planners,||Newark, Oh|
|Construction Management||Hammond Construction Inc||1278 Park Ave SW||Canton, OH|