Wayne County Consolidated Jail Facility Awarded to Walbridge-dck
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 8, 2011 – Walbridge-dck Joint Venture has been awarded a contract to build the new $220 million Wayne County Consolidated Jail Facility in Detroit. The facility will combine three existing jails into a single, centralized detention facility that will be more economical and efficient than the current arrangement.
Walbridge, a top-50 construction company founded in Detroit in 1916 and headquartered in the city, has partnered with dck worldwide, a global construction company based in Pittsburgh that specializes in federal and corrections facilities.
The new 700,000-square-foot jail will be constructed on a 7.2-acre site in downtown Detroit. Pre-construction on the 2,192-bed facility is scheduled to begin immediately, with construction set to begin by the end of 2011 and completion scheduled for June 2014. The project is a partnership between the Wayne County Commission, Wayne County Executive’s Office, and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
“dck is pleased to partner with Walbridge on this very important project for the Wayne County community, which allows us to integrate our expertise with the experience and regional presence of Walbridge,” said Stephen D’Angelo, President and CEO of dck worldwide. “We look forward to helping bring this state-of-the-art correctional facility to reality."
“We are excited to get the opportunity to build another structure of great significance in our hometown,” said John Rakolta, Jr., chairman and CEO of Walbridge. “The Walbridge-dck Joint Venture will work together to deliver a highly efficient, state-of-the-art facility with the latest security and population management technology.”
The architect for the project is AECOM/Ghafari, and the owner’s representative is Parlovecchio Building, Inc.
Walbridge (www.walbridge.com) is a privately held company specializing in the construction of manufacturing, commercial and government facilities in North America, South America and the Middle East. Walbridge is the largest general contractor based in Wayne County and has completed more than 700 projects with a value exceeding $13 billion in the county during the past 20 years. In 2010, company sales exceeded $1.4 billion.
dck worldwide (www.dckww.com) is a global construction company specializing in developing, managing, and building highly complex projects in several core markets, including federal/military, high-end resorts, and corrections. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company operates in North America, Guam, the Pacific Rim, Caribbean, and Middle East. During the past 30 years, dck worldwide has been involved in more than $1.8 billion in correctional projects totaling over 35,000 beds, with facilities ranging from low- to maximum-security projects.