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NCJ Number: 122979 Find in a Library
Title: Building From the Big Picture: Start Your Project With a Master Plan
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:52  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1990)  Pages:16-18,20
Author(s): R Robinson
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The fundamental steps in the planning of a jail are needs assessment, feasibility study, and programming.
Abstract: The needs assessment forecasts future project requirements, and the feasibility study shows whether or not the project is economically viable. Programming covers goals (form, function, cost, energy, and time of performance), spaces (a list of all interior and exterior spaces in usable and gross footages), relationships (a description of adjacency between spaces and alternatives), construction cost, and site criteria. Information about each type of space includes lists of primary users and major activities, expected and desirable behaviors in the space, safety and security, linkage and separations between spaces, environmental conditions, materials, equipment types and sizes of equipment needed, and square footage of space. Key to the project is the definition and organization of the project team. This means the client must determine inhouse expertise and its availability to and specific requirements for consultants. Consultants who may be needed are real estate consultants; consultants for the environmental impact report; a project manager; a construction manager; architect/engineer; testing/inspection services; cost consultants; food, laundry, and security consultants; geotechnical consultant; and surveyor.
Main Term(s): Prison construction
Index Term(s): Correctional planning; Jails
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