Plaquemines Parish Detention Center Davant, Louisiana

Client Plaquemines Parish Law Enforcement
Size 207,000 SF
Recognition: ABC Chapter Award of Excellence

This project is a replacement prison for the existing prison that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The project is located in Plaquemines Parish around Davant, Louisiana, approximately 20 miles southeast of New Orleans.

The project consisted of the construction of a new 871 inmate adult corrections facility, approximately 207,000 square feet. The building was built on a podium deck at elevation 19′ out of precast columns and double tees/flat slabs in order to protect the structure from flooding. Storm surge from Katrina brought nearly 28′ of water on to the site. Building components include but are not limited to: erosion controls, underground utilities, paving, site fencing, pre-cast concrete walls, pre-cast concrete cells, precast concrete structure, CMU interior partitions, steel frame, joist and metal decking, precast concrete elevated platform and vehicle ramps, poured in place concrete, lightweight insulated concrete roof insulation and modified bitumen membrane roofing, detention equipment and security systems, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, electrical and foodservice systems. Finishes include, but are not limited to: paint, glass and glazing, drywall, VCT, ceramic tile, quarry tile, and carpet.