Howard County Circuit Courthouse

Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project

Courthouse Project

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball broke ground on the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse on June 24, 2019. The 238,000 square foot facility will be completed through a public-private partnership, the first for Howard County, and resolve deficiencies in the existing Courthouse, which was built 175 years ago and has numerous safety challenges that impact access to justice.  The new Courthouse is scheduled to be completed in July 2021.  While work is underway, questions and concerns about the construction process may be directed to:

Michael Cornell
Senior Superintendent / Site Supervisor
Clark Construction Group, LLC
7500 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland  20814-6133

Phone 301-272-8100
michael.cornell@clarkconstruction.com


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JUNE 24, 2019
County Executive Ball Breaks Ground On New Circuit Courthouse

  • read the press release here
  • watch the video of the groundbreaking here

To read about the history of the Courthouse project, renderings and documents, click here.


 

Previous Updates

Progress update for week ending 8/9/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued removal of existing underground utilities
  2. Completed the demolition of existing concrete slab on grade
  3. Completed the removal of existing building foundations
  4. Completed the removal of concrete debris for crushing and recycling
  5. Completed the demolition of the Sign Shop
  6. Completed placement of fill to bring building pad to grade Area B & C
  7. Continued installation of geo-pier foundations Area A & B
  8. Started installation of stormwater utilities
  9. Mobilization for Concrete Foundations – Delivery of Rebar

Work Next Week: 

  1. Complete removal of existing underground utilities
  2. Continue the installation of stormwater utilities
  3. Complete installation of geo-pier foundations Area A
  4. Continue installation of geo-pier foundations Area B 
  5. Start the installation of concrete footings Area A

 

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Progress update for week ending 8/2/2019

Work Performed: 

  1. Continued removal of existing underground utilities
  2. Nearly complete the demolition of existing concrete slab on grade
  3. Nearly complete the removal of existing building foundations
  4. Haul off concrete debris for crushing and recycling
  5. Completed placement of fill to bring building pad to grade Area A
  6. Started placement of fill to bring building pad to grade Area B
  7. Completed geo-pier foundation test piers
  8. Started installation of geo-pier foundations Area A

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue removal of existing underground utilities
  2. Complete demolition of existing concrete slab on grade
  3. Complete removal of existing building foundations 
  4. Complete fill – building pad prep Area B
  5. Continue installation of geo-pier foundations Area A

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Progress update for week ending 7/26/2019

Work Performed: 

  1. Continued removal of existing underground utilities
  2. Continued demolition of existing concrete slab on grade
  3. Continued removal of existing building foundations
  4. Haul off concrete debris for crushing and recycling
  5. Place fill to bring building pad to grade Area A
  6. Mobilization for geo-pier foundations

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue removal of existing underground utilities
  2. Continue demolition of existing concrete slab on grade
  3. Continue removal of existing building foundations 
  4. Complete fill – building pad prep Area A
  5. Survey foundation layout Area A
  6. Start installation of geo-pier foundations Area A

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Progress update for week ending 7/19/2019

Work Performed: 

  1. Continued Site Demolition / Removal of existing utilities
  2. Continued demolition of existing concrete slab on grade
  3. Started removal of existing building foundations
  4. Haul off concrete debris for crushing and recycling
  5. Foundation permit issued

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue removal of existing underground utilities
  2. Continue demolition of existing concrete slab on grade
  3. Continue removal of existing building foundations 
  4. Survey building layout
  5. Start installation of geo-pier foundations

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Progress update for week ending 7/12/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued Site Demolition
  2. Delivery of Stormwater Pipe and Structures
  3. Abatement complete 
  4. Demolition of building structure complete
  5. Start demolition of existing concrete slab on grade
  6. SDP County signatures complete
  7. Authorization to submit for a foundation permit

Work Next Week:

  1. Complete Site Demolition
  2. Start installation of stormwater structures and piping
  3. Complete removal of building debris (LEED recycling of debris)
  4. Continue demolition of existing concrete slab on grade 
  5. Haul off concrete debris for crushing and recycling
  6. Submit for courthouse and parking garage foundation permit

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Updates

Progress update for week ending 8/16/2019:

Work Performed:

  1. Completed removal of existing underground utilities
  2. Continued the installation of stormwater utilities
  3. Started placement of fill to bring the parking garage building pad to grade
  4. Completed the installation of geo-pier foundations Area A
  5. Continued installation of geo-pier foundations Area B
  6. Started the installation of Concrete Foundations Area A

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Complete placement of fill to bring the parking garage building pad to grade
  3. Complete installation of geo-pier foundations Area B
  4. Continue installation of geo-pier foundations Area C 
  5. Continue the installation of concrete footings Area A

 

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