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South County Detention Facility

Project overview

Vanir’s construction management services were instrumental in delivering the new South County Detention Facility, which houses a maximum of 519 inmates in a modern pod design. The building is equipped with a medical center, administration center, visitation center and kitchen.

Designed to provide the safest environment for detention officers and inmates, the facility has a state-of-the-art security electronics system and 172 cameras. The housing pods consist of four units branching off of one control panel.

Vanir’s value engineering saves $14 million

The Vanir team took a project that was $14 million over budget and helped redesign it with the architect to reduce costs, all while keeping the same design schedule. The project finished below budget.

Porterville, California
Tulare County

DLR Group


Bernards Bros

Square Footage
100,000 SF
Construction Cost
$52 Million
Start Date
Completion Date