Central Detention Facility (DC Jail)

The DC Department of Corrections operates the Central Detention Facility (DC Jail) with an inmate capacity of 2,164 adult males. Built in 1976, the Jail includes pre-trial prisoners, convicted misdemeanants, and convicted felons who are in the process of being transferred to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Advanced Consulting Engineering, PC has held several contracts with the Department of Corrections, which have included extensive upgrades to: lighting and power systems, plumbing system throughout the cellblocks, and sprinkler systems, and fire alarm systems. Site visits and surveys were coordinated through DOC as the design team was escorted throughout the facility. Additionally, the facility uses Steam Boilers and the design team was tasked with upgrading the obsolete system. The Senior Mechanical Engineer and his staff investigated the equipment, surveyed the boiler room, and provided a contemporary solution to an outdated system.

Construction administration services were conducted to ensure that the design and specifications were carried out as stated by the General Contractor. Tasks included site inspection services, review and responding to requests for information, review contractors’ request for payment, evaluate balance of work and certify percentage of work completed, review and evaluation of change orders while providing the government an independent cost-estimate, review of on and off site storage of material, and certifying accuracy of construction.