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Grafton County Department of Corrections

N. Haverhill, New Hampshire

Project Type: General
  • OWNER: Grafton County
  • ARCHITECT: SMRT Architects

We were pleased to be selected for this very exciting project. This is a new 94,000 SF correctional facility, which replaced an outdated facility (constructed late 1800’s). We were involved with preconstruction services for two and a half years prior to construction. The building was constructed with masonry CMU in lieu of cast cells. Extensive analysis was conducted to determine the best building method. The masonry CMU proved to be a good choice. The access control system is electronic and consists of approximately eight miles of conduit. This highly energy efficient building contains mechanical systems that are powered by geothermal wells that consist of approximately 92 five hundred foot wells. Work included a secure connector with direct vertical access to court rooms from the Department of Corrections.

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