Franklin County Facilities


CGL was originally commissioned by Franklin County, Pennsylvania in 2001 to explore historical and current features of Franklin County that may affect the jail population, build several models based on these features, and project future prison population and crowding. Once these were identified, CGL experts provided short-term solutions for the County to consider.

Next, the Operational and Pre-Architectural Program re-examined, updated and validated the prison population forecasts, and disaggregated the projections into the various classification categories. Additionally, the study utilized the projections as a basis to develop a space and operational pre-architectural program from which conceptual design options were developed along with operational and capital cost projections for the options.

CGL contracted with Franklin County again in 2003 to provide Pre-Project Management tasks and was further retained as the County’s Program Manager to oversee the architecture and construction of the county’s new jail.

Beyond the Jail: Countywide Maintenance Solutions

Franklin County, PA hired CGL in 2006 to help lower the long-term operating costs of its many facilities while extending building life. CGL’s skilled technical staff supplements the existing County staff and manages and performs all preventive and corrective maintenance in 18 county facilities, including the Franklin County Jail, Franklin County Courthouse, the county’s Human Services facility, and many additional county building types.

CGL’s preventive maintenance program ensures Franklin County’s systems operate at peak energy efficiency. Clean filters, well-running parts, fewer equipment failures and up-to-date software – essential components of CGL’s maintenance approach – ensure optimal equipment and systems performance. In the end, the program resulted in lower operating costs and  extended the life of aging facilities across the county by 25-30%, without incurring an added tax burden.

Today, Franklin County business can function with minimal interruption from facility equipment and system failures, allowing the County to focus on what’s important – serving its citizens.



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