James A. Musick Facility

Client Background

James A. Musick Facility is a minimum-security correctional center on an unincorporated pocket of land in Orange County.

Project Overview

The expansion of the James A. Musick Facility includes new building construction of a 512-bed standalone jail facility. The project will include site improvements to support the construction of inmate housing, spaces for administration, intake, reception, and visitation, kitchen services, medical/dental services, employee locker rooms and break rooms, hardscaping, landscaping, security systems, and utilities. This will provide an additional 384 housing and rehabilitation beds and a warehouse/maintenance building.

Our Role

JOA Group is providing project management services, assisting and coordinating with vendors for architecture and construction management. Responsibilities include reviewing and approving RFIs, CORs, as well as site coordination. JOA Group also provides coordination review and approval with other authorities such as Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), State Fire Marshal (SFM) as well as local entities including Southern California Edison (SCE), SoCal Gas, and Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD). General project progress is reported by the County’s CM and reviewed by JOA Group and several other members of the project team.

Project Challenges

The main challenge of this project is coordination review and approval with key stakeholders, authorities, and local entities.