What Keeps me up at Night Mar/Apr 2009 - Construction Management & Project Success

By Gregory J. Offner, CCM
In 2008, I took another step along my career development path by achieving accreditation as a certified construction manager. From time to time I have been asked the multi-faceted question, “What does a construction manager do? What value do they provide? How much does it cost and how do I go about getting one?”

The Case for Evidence-Based Design

By Mark Goldman, M.Arch., Dita Peatross, Ph.D.Arch.
Improving Correctional Facility Performance

Oldcastle, MCS Secure GEO Florida Facilities

GEO Group contracted with Oldcastle Security and MCS to provide secure perimeter solutions for three facilities in Florida.

Occupancy Begins at $120 Million Missouri Prison

The state Department of Corrections successfully transferred more than 1,100 female inmates in December to the new $120 million Chillicothe Correctional Center.

Bureau Taps Pa. Detention Center for Possible Expansion

The federal Bureau of Prisons asked Cornell Companies Inc., a private prison operator, to submit a proposal to expand a private prison here.

Rotondo Weirich Supplies Modular Cells for FCI Aliceville

Rotondo Weirich, a manufacturer of precast modular prison cells, will supply more than 800 prefinished modular cells for the new $200 million Federal Correctional Institution-Aliceville.

$65 Million Facility Rounds Out County Justice Campus

Kane County officials unveiled a new $65 million justice center that includes a 640-bed jail and consolidates law enforcement offices and operations.

GEO Opens 1,500-bed Texas Facility

GEO Group announced the opening of the 1,500-bed Rio Grande Detention to house detainees for the U.S. Marshals Service.

Protect Yourself From Subcontractor Default

By Michael Lateef and Wallace Smith
You are excited about your new project. You had to bid aggressively to get it, the margin is not what you would like, but you need the business. Ten months later, one of your major subcontractors suddenly announces they cannot finish the job and five of their vendors have not been paid. Your project is falling behind schedule by the day, you are getting notices from the owner about liquidated damages and you are having a tough time finding a new subcontractor.

CCA Completes Initial Phases of 3,060-Bed Arizona Facility

The new $205 million La Palma Correctional Center came online as Corrections Corporation of America completed the first phases of the planned 3,060-bed facility.