Statewide Courthouse Assessments (WVCFIA)

Silling Associates was selected by The West Virginia Courthouse Improvement Authority (WVCFIA) to conduct a Comprehensive Facility Assessment for each of the state’s fifty-five county courthouses. The intent of the Assessment will be to assist the WVCFIA and the state’s counties in evaluating the present condition of each courthouse, help identify and prioritize immediate and longterm courthouse facility needs, and to establish the potential costs associated with upgrades.

The assessment will include a detailed report that includes a comprehensive evaluation of the building’s architectural, structural, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, electrical lighting, electrical power, fire alarm, and communications systems. Code compliance with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as with the United States Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation and West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office, are addressed throughout.

The assessments, which include in excess of 2 million square feet of courthouse space, required effective communication, involvement, and collaboration on the part of our team of architects, engineers, and historic preservation consultants, as well as with county commissioners, elected officials, administrators and managers, and courthouse maintenance staff. Completion of the Statewide Assessment is scheduled for June 2013.

Client

Statewide Courthouse Assessments (WVCFIA)

Category

Justice