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Jul 12, 2009
Male user HerbWilliams 1 post

Topic: Tech Talk / Construction Standards

I’m looking for sources of construction standards for prisons.

I’m an International Police Advisor doing a civilian police mission in The Sudan. One of the things we’re doing is some work at a State Prison here. I have to spec out the projects so that bidders know what the job requires. Here’s one of the things that I just flat out don’t know: Exterior fence. What’s the professional standard? How far apart should the posts be? How tall? How deep should they be sunk? How many pounds of concrete? Barbed wire, razor wire, or both? When I write up the specs and send the to Washington, I know somebody there is going to send them back asking me how I justified the standards. I’d rather get it right the first time. If I was putting up a picket fence around my house, I’d just go to Town Hall and ask code enforcement. There must be a book of Corrections Standards.

The other thing is towers. That’s a major job. There’s no way I want to cut corners at this place. As long as we’re spending taxpayers money, I want to see the place standing 100 years from now, just like East Jersey State back in my home town.

Thanks for any referrals guys.

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