Proj Overview

Raising the Bar
The Richmond Justice Center was built to replace a chronically overcrowded, deteriorating jail with severe maintenance problems. During the bidding process for this construction, other teams proposed alternate methods of construction — steel, masonry, and cast-in-place. Tindall won the bid, convincing the client to use precast concrete for the entire structure. By converting the CIP lower level to precast to support the upper levels, in conjunction with all of precast’s usual benefits, Tindall saved the client considerable time and money.

Blending & Complimenting the Surroundings
With experience manufacturing and erecting precast, prestressed concrete housing for more than 62,000 inmates, Tindall was an obvious choice for this complex corrections project. With Tindall’s help, the multi-level Richmond Justice Center was fully erected in seven months, now including two administration levels, six housing levels, and over 400,000 square feet of usable floor space. In total, the project required over 2,000 pieces of precast concrete, including nearly 200 modular housing units.

Upon completion of the jail, Richmond Sheriff, C.T. Woody Jr., praised Tindall for building a facility that beautifully complements the community and its surroundings. The Richmond Justice Center also won the regional award from the Design Build Institute!


  • Over 2,000 precast concrete pieces.
  • 200 modular housing units containing four cells each.
  • Insulated precast concrete walls.
  • 7-month erection time.


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Project Team


Tindall Corporation


City of Richmond


HOK Architects


ReStl Designers, Inc.


Turner Construction Company, S.B. Ballard Construction Company, T.K. Davis Construction, Inc.


Project/Precast Scope

  • Levels/Floors: 8 levels