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Washington State Dept. of Corrections

Stafford Creek, Phase I, Aberdeen, WA

building total area

200-acre site

completion date

Phase Iā€”2000

total construction cost



State of Washington Department of Corrections

a/e team

NBBJ Architects

Coffman Mechanical Engineers

Sparling Electrical Engineers

construction team

Fluor Daniels General Contractor

University Mechanical Contractor

Berg Electrical Contractor

Siemens DDC Control Contractor


project description

This campus is a new, 2,000 bed correctional facility for the State of Washington.

There are a total of 27 buildings in the first phase of construction for the site. Detention facilities include one minimum security building, five medium security buildings, one maximum security building, and one segregation building. Other support buildings include programming for libraries, classrooms, recreation facilities, food service, healthcare, industries training, and administration.

The HVAC systems incorporated a complex smoke evacuation mode, allowing the safe and orderly egress of inmates during a lockdown condition.

services provided

WJCx was sub-contracted by the Commissioning Agent to provide Test Engineer services. WJCx performed design reviews, wrote/executed functional performance tests, and assisted in the resolution of mechanical system operational problems.

systems tested

20 gas-fired, multizone air handling units, 5 rooftop gas-fired DX air handling units, 19 rooftop air conditioning units, 10 computer roof air conditioning units, 23 exhaust fans, and 7 active smoke evacuation systems.