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Title: Wisconsin Trial Court Facilities Project, Volume 2 - Inventory and Assessment of Existing Courthouses
Corporate Author: Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co
United States of America

Walter H Sobel, F.A.I.A. and Associates
United States of America

Durrant Group, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 181
Sponsoring Agency: Durrant Group, Inc
Watertown, WI 53094
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co
Washington, DC 20036
Walter H Sobel, F.A.I.A. and Associates
Chicago, IL 60606
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice
Madison, WI 53702
Grant Number: 79-11D-S-02-9
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume updates a 1975 inventory of the existing trial court facilities in every Wisconsin county and compares existing courthouses with the standards set in the guidelines for the construction or renovation of trial court facilities (presented in volume 1).
Abstract: The first section presents an assessment sheet for each county courthouse. These sheets are summaries showing how each courthouse compares with the construction and renovation guidelines. The comparisons cover minimum life safety codes, barrier-free access for disabled persons, each area within the courthouse, and the extent to which special circulation routes have been established in the courthouse for members of the public, judges, jurors, and prisoners. The inventory questionnaire sent to each county includes requests for information about local trial court facilities and a means to rate those facilities. The evaluation focused on life safety, access for the handicapped, the site, and architectural, structural, electrical, heating and air-conditioning, and plumbing systems. Functional spaces are evaluated for size, location, noise level, lighting, heating, cooling, maintenance, privacy, security, and general atmosphere. Counties were also asked to provide, if available, copies of the floor plans for their courthouses.
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Courtrooms; Evaluation criteria; Standards; Wisconsin
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