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Williamson County Criminal Justice Complex Expansion

Broaddus & Associates was retained by Williamson County to serve as its designated program manager for development of its $51M criminal justice complex expansion. The 440,148 SF undertaking is separated into three distinct projects listed below. The complex’s design complements the surrounding neighborhood while meeting the County’s substantial growth needs. Broaddus & Associates was responsible for development and management of the design-builder, architect, and construction manager contracts as part of total project scope.  

Justice Center Renovation & Expansion

  • Two stories above grade, basement, sub-basement levels. 
  • Renovation and expansion doubling size of facility. 
  • Renovated spaces in the existing building include district court files, district attorney files, county attorney offices, break-room and support space, law library, county clerk criminal offices. 
  • New spaces in the addition include district clerk files, jury call area, elections office, district court, district attorney offices, community supervisor and correction offices, county clerk offices, and county courts. 
  • Courtrooms include six existing courtrooms, two new courtrooms, and four future courtrooms. 

Parking Garage

  • Above and below grade four-level, 491-space garage. 
  • Precast concrete construction/fast-track schedule. 

Jail Renovation & Expansion

  • Four-story addition and renovation to a jail. 
  • Phased construction/continuous user occupancy. 

The firm assisted the County in realizing hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings, including: 

  • Change-Order Management System Controls: County avoided an $80K overpayment. 
  • Contract Negotiations: Represented the County during contract negotiations for the construction manager negotiations for the preconstruction services contract. 
  • Critical Evaluation of Services to be rendered and reduction of overall fee by $150K. 
  • Periodic Design Review: Utilized its extensive experience in code compliance for a savings of $40K. 
  • Contract Conformance Management: Helped County avoid overpayments of approximately $40K. 
  • Coordination with Local Building Authority: Negotiated a compromise to noncompliant egress requirements by utilizing an innovative design solution which saved the County $150K. 
  • Constructability Review: Through its regular and comprehensive constructability reviews during the design phases, Broaddus & Associates identified and resolved numerous design deficiencies and realized basic cost savings of $40K.