The East County Detention Center Project
The Conco Companies was awarded structural concrete services for the Riverside County East County Detention Center (ECDC) located in Indio, California. The 516,000 sq. ft. project is a replacement and expansion to the existing Indio Jail Facility and is being constructed in two phases. Phase one consists of a three-story administration and support building and includes an extension of the existing below-grade tunnel. Phase two is a four-story structure consisting of two housing units with 1,626-beds and mezzanine levels. The general contractor for the $330 million project is Clark Construction and the architect is HOK. Saiful Bouquet serves as the project’s structural engineer. The ECDC is expected to be completed in December 2017.
Conco’s responsibilities include supplying and performing services totaling 55,000 cubic yards of concrete, of which thus far, we have completed approximately 14,200 CY. The four-level housing units are stacked in two separate “pods” and will be constructed of cast-in-place concrete as will the support building. Conco is also utilizing our pumps to pour piles 60’ below ground level for Becho, another trade partner.
One of the project’s unique challenges is that the temperatures in Indio average 89°F and summer highs can reach 120°F. To address this problem, we have a full-time safety manager on site and all Conco employees and Conco subcontracted employees are adhering to the full ACI’s (American Concrete Institute) Hot Weather Concreting procedures.
Aesthetically pleasing, the modern detention center will replace an overpopulated, 353-bed jail facility that was built in the 1950s. HOK has incorporated sustainable, energy-saving designs into the facility, which is targeting LEED Silver certification. The goal of the new Center’s design is to provide non-institutional, humane environments and maximizes the access to natural light, fresh air and shared spaces.
The Conco Companies is one of the leading concrete contractors in the Western U.S. and offer a wide range of quality services and products. While we tackle projects both big and small, our experience includes providing the complete concrete package for the Levi’s Stadium along with other notable projects. We serve California, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado, and Nevada.