These two buildings were both 6 stories in height and contained extensive structural steel framing, concrete decks and walls, and cmu walls both on the interior and exterior portions of the building. These maximum security housing units were both approximately 156,000 square feet in total for each of the pods. Pod A included the addition of 384 inmate beds, 125 medical beds, a medical ward on the 5th and 6th floors, 10 isolation cells, a secured bus sally port, new loading dock & food cart storage area for the all the entire Theo Lacy Facility, and a restructuring of the inmate release sally port. Pod B included the addition of 576 beds and a second sally port. Both of the pods were octagon in shape and provided 6 separate dayrooms per floor, with an indoor recreation area, visiting booths, and support offices on the remaining sides. The deputies were also located on each floor in a control room which was centrally located in the middle of the floor providing clear and unobstructed views of each dayroom. Each of the pods also had a central plant attached to each building.
Heider Engineering provided geotechnical engineering, full-time soils testing and inspection services during the mass grading of the site and driving of precast concrete piles, asphaltic paving inspection, concrete and rebar placement, masonry inspection, welding inspection, fireproofing inspection, and laboratory testing.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department
501 The City Drive South
Orange, CA. 92868
1999 & 2003
2001 & 2005