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Arlington County IDIQ Contract

Representative Project: Arlington County Courthouse

The Arlington County Detention Facility is located at 1435 N. Courthouse Road and serves as the corrections facility for the entire County. The building was built in 1992 as the first phase of the Justice Center complex. The second phase included the construction of the Courthouse. The facility is operated by the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office with the support of the Facilities Management Bureau.

Due to a power outage in April 2011 when power was lost to the security system for three hours, JVP Engineers performed a study to analyze the electrical distribution system, the simplification of the load bank testing which generated excessive heat in the garage, provided the schematic design for the connection of a temporary generator, and made recommendations for the electrical system upgrades with the goal of increasing the reliability of the emergency power system.

Some of the tasks performed by JVP Engineers:

  • Investigate compliance with building codes
  • Investigate the remaining useful life of the electrical systems.
  • Recommend and provide cost estimate for power distribution system upgrades.
  • Recommend sequencing of automatic transfer switches.
  • Recommend and provide cost estimate for provision of backup power to both the detention facility and the courthouse.
  • Design and provide cost estimate for exterior hook-ups for temporary roll-up generator.
  • Document all of the electrical loads connected to the standby generator and uninterruptible power supply (UPS).