Speedy Erection, High Security, Durability, and Low Maintenance
Continued prison overcrowding in the State of Indiana required the need to
design and build a new prison encompassing 17 buildings (14 were built primarily
with precast) and housing 1,400 inmates.
Rinker Materials was involved in the construction of Phase II at the Miami
Correctional Facility, the largest prison in Indiana. All four Rinker plants in
the area helped to supply the 1568 total pieces required
to complete the project.
To meet the fast-track schedule, precast concrete was used extensively. A
typical building cycle was 20 working days, each housing 208 bed units. With
this schedule the modular cells needed to be supplied nearly finished.
The modular cells, being the first project with this type of product produced
in the Indianapolis plant, presented new and exciting adventures for all
involved. Instead of being simply precasters, Rinker became a mini General
Contractor, coordinating the painting, electrical, plumbing, glazing and
furnishings required in each cell before leaving the plant for installation at
the job site. This allowed everything to be joined together at the right time
and in the right sequence.
Correctional Facility - Peru, Indiana
Phillips Swager Associates