Lane Brubaker, Gilbane
The Seneca County Joint Justice Center constructed in memorandum of the previous historic court building is the first of its kind in the state of Ohio. The joint justice center, costing approximately $14.4 million dollars will serve both the city and the county encompassing Tiffin’s Municipal Court and Clerk of the Courts in addition to the county’s Common Pleas court, Clerk of the Courts and Probation Department. In total, the four-story 36,000-square-foot building contains 3 courtrooms bringing together the needs of the city and the county into one space and saving an estimated $180 thousand a year in taxpayer’s money.
The joint justice facility is located on the same site as the former historic Seneca Courthouse originally built in 1884. Of utmost importance to the community was designing a building that maintained the character of the previous historic courthouse, while also enhancing certain features to a more modern state. In addition, the budget and schedule for the project were increasingly arduous due to the fact that the facility was being constructed with taxpayers’ dollars.
Initially, OCP Contractors’ expertise in estimation secured the job. OCP estimators integrated a level 5 deco board by Continental Building Products on all walls ultimately saving cost on the facility. Once the job was secured, OCP Contractors’ scope of work consisted of exterior and interior framing, insulation, drywall, and acoustical. OCP’s superior coordination and craftsmanship have maintained a successful project despite constraints. When asked about the quality of work provided by OCP, Lane Brubaker of Gilbane stated; “Due to the site constraints and limited laydown that this project has, coordination and looking ahead are paramount to this project being successful in which Jeff and Chris have stepped up to the plate and excelled at. It has been great working with OCP and I look forward to working with them in the future.”
The project is on schedule for an October 30th, 2017 completion.