When it comes to the justice and essential services sector, safe, secure, dynamic and sustainable facilities are key. Vanir understands just how much is at stake when it comes to delivering state-of-the-art jails, prisons and detention centers; courthouses; and public safety/emergency operations facilities, as well as behavioral health, recovery and psychiatric facilities inside and outside of the correctional system.
Jails, Prisons and Detention Facilities
Vanir has managed over 185 adult and juvenile detention facilities, jails and prison projects for more than 50 public and private entities with a combined construction value exceeding $3.7 billion. Our experience ranges from managing 6,000-bed prison projects to conducting in-depth justice analyses and master planning. We also have a successful track record of managing projects on greenfield sites, as well as overseeing phased additions and renovations to operational sites.
Our team has a long history of working with multi-level maximum security prisons and indirect- and direct-supervision local jails. We typically engage at the beginning of a project to help define client needs; assess the condition of existing facilities; develop a master schedule and budget; secure funding; and manage project programming, design and construction. We are, however, also accustomed to being brought in at any stage of a program or project.
Our team of experts possess industry-leading knowledge of the latest trends in detention technology, as well as federal, state and local legislation and how it affects detention facilities and various project requirements. Our experience spans the full spectrum of jail, prison and detention environments, including male, female, juvenile, mental health, substance abuse, healthcare and reentry.
Vanir’s team…was instrumental in assisting the County with significant savings through programming, alternate jail design exercises and estimate verification during the pre-design phase without reducing building function and quality.