Durham Justice Building: A new eleven-story, 298,500-square-foot Courthouse and 900-car parking deck with public plaza located in historic downtown Durham. The Justice Building will be connected to the existing detention center with a secure, at grade connection for transportation of detainees to the new courthouse. The new building is registered with the USGBC with the goal of LEED® Gold certification.
As Principal in Charge and Special-Inspector-of-Record, faulkner edc’s Tommy Faulkner (while working with his previous firm) assembled a full quality assurance (QA) team to deliver all of the required inspections necessary for this new Justice Building and Parking Deck for Durham County. He formed a partnership with AMEC whose responsibility was the role of CMT agent. A project of this magnitude deserved a team that could boast the experience and credentials of both multiple QA firms. The team he assembled was successful in assisting in the redesign of the foundation system which has saved Durham County over $1 million in construction costs. Sub-consultants serving on the team included Mulkey Engineers & Consultants providing structural consultation, RMF Engineering providing MEP inspections, and RJA providing fire protection inspections.