A project to keep jail workers and inmates safe and secure.
Seismic security for security’s sake. Washington State needed an understanding of the seismic performance of the largest jail facility in the state, its Monroe Correctional Complex, and specifically the administration building and security wall. Reid Middleton performed preliminary seismic evaluations for the 100-year-old Monroe Correctional Complex. The seismic evaluations were performed for the 29,300 SF Administration Building and the 2,750- foot-long by 24-foot-tall URM Perimeter Security Wall, including rapid visual screenings in accordance with FEMA 154 Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings. Conceptual seismic upgrades and cost estimates were developed to address structural deficiencies. Reid Middleton assisted the Washington State Department of Corrections with completing a FEMA funding grant application to upgrade the facility, including performing a cost-benefit analysis.