Menard Correctional Center - Building Demolition


The Illinois Capitol Development Board (CDB) contracted with Quadrant Design Architects, Farmer Environmental Services, and Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) to prepare construction design plans and project manuals for the demolition of the Administration Building and Cold Storage Facility at Menard’s Correctional Center.   The Administration Building is a 56,178 square foot, four-story building with an addition constructed in 1878 and 1888 respectively. The Cold Storage Building is a 14,620 square foot, two-story building constructed in 1937.


Menard's Correctional Center

Quadrant Design Architects & Planners

Project Cost:
$3 Million

Estimated 2015

The project team provided demolition and removal of the Administrative Building and old Cold Storage Building, capping and removing utilities and surroundings pavements, providing new security fences and barrier walls to meet the institutional requirements, and infilling all doorway and passage ways. The work included providing necessary structural analysis and end wall attachment and bracing necessary to the adjacent cell houses, and weatherproofing the exterior cell house end walls. 


KEG provided topographic survey of the existing buildings and utilities, building demolition plans and specifications, onsite measurements of existing utilities, reviewed existing Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) codes for compliance, coordinated with utility providers to determine the removal and/or relocation of the centers utility facilities, complied with Menard’s security guidelines and safety and life requirements, and verified existing building dimensions.

KEG will also provide inspection and construction supervision during the demolition phase construction, answer bidder questions during bidding phase, direct the contractor through the completion of the project, and provide as-built drawings. 




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