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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GROUNDBREAKING - 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 11/22/2019

Work Performed:

1. Continued the erection of Structural Steel Area B

2. Started the erection of Structural Steel Area C

3. Completed the installation of Metal Decking Area A

4. Continued the installation of Metal Decking Area B

5. Completed the Elevated Concrete Deck Area A – Level 2

6. Started Elevated Concrete Deck Prep Area A – Level 3

7. Completed the installation of Concrete Foundations at Parking Garage

8. Water Utility connections at Bendix Road

9. Started grading and placing stone base for site roadway

 

Work Next Week: 

1. Continue the erection of Structural Steel Area B & C

2. Continue the installation of Metal Decking Area B

3. Complete Elevated Deck Prep (Electric / Plumbing) Area A – Level 3

4. Preparations for delivery of Parking Garage Pre-Cast

5. Continue grading and placing stone base for site roadways

 

Photos

General Site Photo
 

General Site Photo
 

Parking Garage Concrete Foundations

 

Entry Drive

 

Courthouse Main Entrance
 

Structural Steel Area C

 

Structural Steel Area B

 

Structural Steel Area A & B

 

Elevated Concrete Deck Area A – Level 2

 

Structural Steel Area B & C

 

Structural Steel Area B

 

Elevated Deck Area A – Level 3

 

General Site Photo

 

Progress update for week ending 11/1/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued the installation of water utilities – Sewer tie-in @ Bendix Road
  2. Completed the installation of Concrete Foundations Area C
  3. Completed the installation of Concrete Foundations at Main Entrance
  4. Continue underground plumbing Area C
  5. Continue underground electric Area C
  6. Continued the erection of structural steel Area A & B
  7. Continued the installation of Concrete Foundations at Parking Garage

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue the installation of water utilities
  2. Continue the installation of concrete foundations for the parking garage
  3. Complete underground plumbing Area C
  4. Complete underground electric Area C
  5. Start Slab-on-Grade concrete Area C
  6. Continue erection of structural steel Area A & B

 

Photos

General Site Photo
 

General Site Photo
 

Parking Garage Concrete Foundations

 

Main Entrance Concrete Foundations

 

Underground Electric Area C

 

Structural Steel Area A

 

Structural Steel Area A

 

Structural Steel Area A & B

 

Structural Steel Area B

 

Structural Steel Area B
 

 

Structural Steel Area A & B
 

 

General Site Photo

 

Progress update for week ending 10/25/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued the installation of water utilities – Tie-in @ Bendix Road
  2. Complete the installation of Concrete Foundations Area B
  3. Nearly complete the installation of Concrete Foundations Area C
  4. Start the installation of Concrete Foundations at Main Entrance
  5. Complete underground plumbing Area B
  6. Continue underground plumbing Area C
  7. Complete underground electric Area B
  8. Continue underground electric Area C
  9. Continued Slab-on-Grade Concrete Area B
  10. Continued the erection of structural steel Area A & B
  11. Continued the installation of Concrete Foundations at Parking Garage

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue the installation of water utilities
  2. Complete the installation of concrete foundations Area C
  3. Continue the installation of concrete foundations for the parking garage
  4. Complete underground plumbing Area C
  5. Complete underground electric Area C
  6. Continue Slab-on-Grade concrete Area B – Start Area C
  7. Continue erection of structural steel Area A & B

 

Photos

General Site Photo
 

General Site Photo
 

Parking Garage Concrete Foundations

 

Parking Garage Concrete Foundations

 

Main Entrance Concrete Foundations

 

Concrete Slab-on-Grade Area B

 

Underground Electric and Plumbing Area C

 

Underground Electric and Plumbing Area C

 

Structural Steel Area B

 

Structural Steel Area B
 

 

Structural Steel Area A
 

 

Structural Steel Area B
 

 

Progress update for week ending 10/18/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued the installation of water utilities
  2. Nearly complete the installation of Concrete Foundations Area B & C
  3. Continued underground plumbing Area B – Start Area C
  4. Continued underground electric Area B – Start Area C
  5. Continued Slab-on-Grade Concrete Area B
  6. Continued the erection of structural steel Area A – Start Area B
  7. Continued the installation of Concrete Foundations at Parking Garage

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue the installation of water utilities
  2. Complete the installation of concrete foundations Area B & C
  3. Continue the installation of concrete foundations for the parking garage
  4. Continue underground plumbing Area B & C
  5. Continue underground electric Area B & C
  6. Continue Slab-on-Grade concrete Area B
  7. Continue erection of structural steel Area A & B

 

Photos

General Site Photo
 

General Site Photo
 

Parking Garage Concrete Foundation

 

Parking Garage Concrete Foundation

 

Concrete Foundations Area C

 

Concrete Foundations Area C

 

Concrete Slab-on-Grade Area B

 

Concrete Foundations Area C

 

Structural Steel Area B

 

Structural Steel Area B
 

 

Structural Steel Area B
 

 

Progress update for week ending 10/11/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued the installation of water utilities
  2. Nearly complete the installation of Concrete Foundations Area B & C
  3. Continued underground plumbing Area B
  4. Continued underground electric Area B
  5. Started Slab-on-Grade Concrete Area B
  6. Continued the erection of structural steel Area A
  7. Started the installation of Concrete Foundations at Parking Garage

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue the installation of water utilities
  2. Complete the installation of concrete foundations Area B & C
  3. Continue the installation of concrete foundations for the parking garage
  4. Continue underground plumbing Area B
  5. Continue underground electric Area B
  6. Continue Slab-on-Grade concrete Area B
  7. Continue erection of structural steel Area A – Start Area B

 

Photos

General Site Photo
 

Water Utilities
 

Slab-On-Grade Prep Area B

 

Slab-On-Grade Concrete Area B

 

Structural Steel Area A

 

Concrete Foundations Area C

 

Underground Electric Area B

 

Slab-On-Grade Prep Area B

 

Structural Steel Area A
 

 

Progress update for week ending 9/27/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Continued the installation of sanitary sewer utilities
  3. Started the installation of water utilities
  4. Continued the installation of Concrete Foundations Area B
  5. Started the installation of Concrete Foundations Area C
  6. Completed underground plumbing Area A and started Area B
  7. Completed underground electric Area A and started Area B
  8. Started placing Slab-on-Grade Area A
  9. Completed assembly of structural steel crane

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Continue the installation of sanitary sewer utilities
  3. Continue the installation of water utilities
  4. Continue the installation of concrete foundations Area B & C
  5. Start the installation of concrete foundations for the parking garage
  6. Continue underground plumbing Area B
  7. Continue underground electric Area B
  8. Complete Slab-on-Grade concrete Area A
  9. Start erection of structural steel

 

Photos

General Site Photo
 

General Site Photo
 

General Site Photo
 

Concrete Foundations Area C

 

Concrete Foundations Area B

 

Concrete Foundations Area B

 

Concrete Foundations Area B

 

Underground Plumbing Area B

 

Structural Steel Crane
 

Slab on Grade Area A

 

Slab on Grade Area A

 

Progress update for week ending 9/20/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Started the installation of sanitary sewer utilities
  3. Completed the installation of geo-pier foundations at Parking Garage - demobilized
  4. Continued the installation of Concrete Foundations Area B
  5. Completed the erection of masonry foundation walls Area A
  6. Continued underground plumbing Area A
  7. Continued underground electric Area A
  8. Continued Slab-on-Grade Prep Area A
  9. Delivery of structural steel crane sections

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Continue the installation of sanitary sewer utilities
  3. Continue the installation of concrete foundations Area B
  4. Complete underground plumbing Area A
  5. Complete underground electric Area A
  6. Complete Slab-on-Grade Prep and place concrete Area A
  7. Erect crane for structural steel

 

Photos

General Site
 

General Site
 

General Site
 

Crane Sections

 

Slab-on-Grade Prep Area A

 

Loading Dock Area A

 

Underground Electric Area A

 

Slab-on-Grade Prep Area A

 

Concrete foundation Area B
 

Concrete foundation Cafeteria

 

Concrete foundations Area B
 

Sanitary Sewer

 

Stormwater

 

Progress update for week ending 9/13/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Nearly complete the installation of geo-pier foundations at Parking Garage
  3. Continued the installation of Concrete Foundations Area B
  4. Started the erection of masonry foundation walls Area A
  5. Continued underground plumbing Area A
  6. Started underground electric Area A

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Complete installation of geo-pier foundations at Parking Garage 
  3. Continue the installation of concrete foundations Area B
  4. Continue underground plumbing Area A
  5. Continue underground electric Area A
  6. Complete masonry foundation walls Area A
  7. Start Slab-on-Grade Prep Area A

 

Photos

General Site
 

General Site
 

General Site
 

Stormwater piping and structures
 

Geo-Pier foundation Parking Garage
 

Concrete foundation Area B
 

Masonry foundation wall Area A
 

Underground plumbing Area A
 

Concrete foundation Area B
 

Column leveling plate Area A
 

Concrete foundations Area B
 

Concrete foundations Area B

 

Progress update for week ending 9/6/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Continued the installation of geo-pier foundations at Parking Garage
  3. Completed the installation of Concrete Foundations Area A
  4. Started the installation of Concrete Foundations Area B
  5. Started underground plumbing Area A

Work Next Week: 

  1. Continue the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Continue installation of geo-pier foundations at Parking Garage 
  3. Continue the installation of concrete foundations Area B
  4. Continue underground plumbing Area A
  5. Start underground electric Area A
  6. Start masonry foundation walls Area A

 

Photos

Progress update for week ending 8/30/2019

Work Performed:

  1. Continued the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Completed placement of fill to bring the parking garage building pad to grade
  3. Completed installation of geo-pier foundations Area B & C
  4. Start installation of geo-pier foundations at Parking Garage
  5. Continued the installation of Concrete Foundations Area A

Work Next Week:

  1. Continue the installation of stormwater utilities
  2. Continue installation of geo-pier foundations at Parking Garage 
  3. Complete the installation of concrete footings Area A
  4. Start the installation of concrete footings Area B
  5. Start underground electric Area A
  6. Start underground plumbing Area A

 

Photos

 

Progress update for week ending 8/23/2019

Work Performed:

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

 

Photos

 

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

 

Photos

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

 

Photos

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

Photos

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

Photos

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

Photos

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

Photos

Updates

Progress update for week ending