Criminal Justice Center Construction on Schedule

L-R Sheriff Steve Kozisek, Project manager John Griffith and city councilman Bruce Hepp in the reception area of the new criminal justice center under construction in Buffalo.
L-R Sheriff Steve Kozisek, Project manager John Griffith and city councilman Bruce Hepp in the reception area of the new criminal justice center under construction in Buffalo.

Groathouse Construction's John Griffith, Project Manager for the new Johnson County Criminal Justice Center, updated a handful of city and county VIPs as well as local media on the status of the construction of the new facility Tuesday morning.

According to Griffith, the project is on schedule overall, with slight delays in some areas, but in others they are ahead of schedule. The warm weather has allowed them to begin outside brick and rock work to the building's exterior a number of weeks earlier than they were expecting.

Inside the building, drywall installation and finishing has occurred and painting will begin this week and continue for the next four weeks. The mechanical and electrical systems are more complete and ductwork is continuing.

Ceramic tile, ceiling panels, cabinets and other fixtures will be added during the month of April. Much of the outside “cosmetic” work has begun and will continue to the end of the project.

After the meeting, Griffith led a tour of the new facility, and afterwards, Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek had this to say about the new criminal justice center.

Construction will continue throughout the spring and summer with a tentative move-in scheduled for late summer 2011.

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