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Harrison County Justice Center

Project Summary

Under court order to replace an aging facility and paying money daily to keep prisoners in out-of-county jails, Harrison County officials hired Shireman as construction managers to coordinate the rapid design and construction of a facility to meet the county’s needs.

Adding to the challenge, the building site unfortunately had 17 sinkholes and would need additional work. Despite these challenges, the project only took 12 months to complete. That’s because Shireman project managers were able to use 45 years of site work experience to solve the issues.

Shireman also worked with the Architects to include innovative precast concrete construction methods. This allowed the justice center to be completed with greater speed and earned an award for “outstanding achievement in concrete.”

In the end, the construction process went so well that County commissioners had hundreds of thousands of dollars left over to build additional offices, and add value to the facility.

Project Stats

  • $9,000,000 budget ($700,000 Under Budget)
  • 56,137 square feet
  • Came in at $160 per square foot
  • New construction
  • Completed ahead of schedule
  • Shireman performed CM services

“Did we make the right decision? Our project came in $700,000 under budget. There were no problems with sub-contractors. We were kept informed so that we had no surprises. Finally, taxpayers got a structure that is attractive, functional, and secure.”

Terry Miller, Harrison County Commissioner