Oregon State Prison

Salem, OR

Oregon State Penitentiary had the need for a new behavioral health clinic to aid inmates with mental and behavioral illnesses, because of this addition these inmates are now allowed double the free time outside of their cells than previously with the help of treatment and classes this facility is able to provide. The facility was designed with the help of prison staff in a circular fashion with a central security space to safely move prisoners and promote safety for everyone in the facility. There are two physicians’ offices, a counselor’s office and four treatment classrooms to provide aid for the inmates. The interior and exterior finishes match the existing buildings on site to keep the old and new building looking uniform.

Offsite construction of this particular facility allowed the onsite time to be minimized from a 12- 16 month construction time frame to 28 days, the extensive reduction of on-site construction resulted in enormous savings. With the extreme security protocols related to delivering materials and tools in and out of the prison daily, checking all tools and materials in and out daily as well as counts and the paperwork that went with that took approximately 45 minutes twice a day, as well as background checks and orientation for all personnel on site. On top of that only tools in use were allowed out, all others were locked up until they were needed, all hand tools had to be taken home daily and checked out and back in the next day this made modular construction the obvious choice for this project as it is the only option that decreases site time drastically. The accelerated completion schedule over “site built” not only saved cost, but dramatically reduced the disruptions to daily activities inside the prison and added to the safety of security officers and administrative professionals. Successful use of offsite construction for this project has lead Oregon State Penitentiary to look into using this method on future projects and additional facilities.

FLOOR PLANS

SPECS

Dimensions

60′ x 144′

Building Area

8640 Square Feet

Foundation

Post & Beam

ABOUT MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

Modular buildings are prefabricated, portable and customizable structures, which can be temporary or permanent. Sections of the building called modules are built in a factory controlled environment. Once completed each module or section is transported and set in the desired location. The following are just a few industries the have benefited from the efficiency of modular construction:

  • Education
  • Commercial/Retail
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Public Safety
  • Pre-Schools/Daycare
  • Healthcare
  • Religious
  • Government
  • Disaster Relief
ABOUT MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

Modular buildings are prefabricated, portable and customizable structures, which can be temporary or permanent. Sections of the building called modules are built in a factory controlled environment. Once completed each module or section is transported and set in the desired location. The following are just a few industries the have benefited from the efficiency of modular construction:

  • Education
  • Commercial/Retail
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Public Safety
  • Pre-Schools/Daycare
  • Healthcare
  • Religious
  • Government
  • Disaster Relief

WHY CHOOSE MODERN?

  • We are known throughout the industry for being synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, and value for over 48 years. Our top-of-the-line manufacturing process and our personalized services has set us apart for all these years.
  • We can take care of everything! All operations: design, engineering, planning, manufacturing, transportation and assembly of your building can all be done in-house. We are a true one-stop shop for modular building construction.
  • Don’t pay for dealer or middle-man markups. We are the longest running and ONLY factory direct modular building manufacturer in Oregon, Washington, and California.

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