Mechanical Systems for Psychiatric Prison
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is a 230,000 square-foot psychiatric prison.
- Four housing pods
- One support building
- One maintenance building
- Utility work
- Piping for the 500,000-gallon water tank
- 14 roof-top units, ranging from five to 30 tons each, on the support building’s
exterior, running duct up along exterior walls and through the attic
- Sixteen 20-ton split HVAC systems were installed in the housing pods
Architectural design of Wackenhut’s 1,000-bed prison called for exterior walls to be constructed of tilt-up panels. A challenge for Ivey was to maintain plumbing rough-in beneath slab until all exterior walls were formed, poured and tilted on the actual building slab. Ivey pre-fabricated 128 plumbing risers on site.
Honorable Mention – Mississippi ABC