Harlan Electric and fellow FEC member, Oklahoma Electrical Supply Company, were selected as the designer and construction electrical subcontractor for the 1200 bed medium security Federal Correctional Institute in Forrest City, Arkansas. Working with only a "suggested program space allocation", the FBOP, Rees and Associates, Darr & Collins, our electrical engineer of record, other trade subcontractors and OESCO/Harlan became part of the team that completed the design and construction of this $90,000,000.00 prison facility. Several of our suggested "value engineering ideas" were accepted, hence the reduction in our original contract amount.
The project’s design includes three four story medium security housing units and a "mall complex" administration facility which houses the gymnasium, industry facility, prison support facilities, administration and maintenance. The electrical service consists of two 15KW, 1500KW diesel generating units with paralleling switchgear for the emergency source. The normal power source is a 15KW electrical distribution dual loop around the facility, including appropriate downsizing of voltage for distribution throughout the facility.
Another substantial factor in this project’s success was being part of the formal "Partnering Agreement" with the FBOP. Our commitment to this process encouraged open communication and an Owner-Contractor team approach to problem solving. Partnering and a "team concept" is the methodology OESCO/Harlan endeavored to bring, as a matter of company philosophy, to all of its contracts, whether by formal agreement or not.
OWNER: Federal Bureau Of Prisons
ARCHITECT: Rees & Associates - Oklahoma City, OK
ENGINEER: Darr & Collins Consulting Engineers - Oklahoma City, OK
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Flintco Construction Co.