Project Portfolio

Detention and Correctional

Mule Creek Infill Complex


State of CA, Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation


Ione, CA



General Contractor

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Mechanical Engineer

Frank M. Booth, Inc.

Year Complete



550,000 sf / 1,584 Inmates

Contract Type

Design Build

Additional Information

LEED Gold - Program Support Services Building

LEED Silver - Housing; Complex Control Services; Facility Support Services; Work Zone Building and Work Change Building

2017 IPI Project of the Year

2017 DBIA Western Pacific Region Merit Award

Mechanical Contractor

Frank M. Booth, Inc.

Project Overview

Design and construction of six Level II dormitory style housing units (three per facility) to accommodate 264 inmates each, for a combined total of 1,584 inmates.  Buildings include:

·    Facility Support Services Building consisting of Health Care services, laundry distribution and Food Services Satellite. 

·    Complex Control Services Building

·    Work Change Building

·    Work Zone Building consisting of Career technical education, Work Zone food services, building Maintenance satellite.

·    Program Support Services Building consisting of General Visiting, Facility Administration, Hobby/Handicraft, Religious Programs, Indoor Recreation and Academic Instruction. 

·    Family Visiting Building

·    Visitor/Staff Entrance Building

·    Receive and Release Building

·    Guard Towers

Mechanical Highlights

·    Built to Last;  Quality of materials.

·    Quality of Design;  Innovative solutions focused on minimizing life cycle costs.

·    Reduced Maintenance Costs; equipment selection focused on eliminating maintenance with applications such as greaseless bearings and direct drive fans.

·    Reliable Systems; Solutions with proven results.

·    Energy Efficient;  System selections that minimize annual energy costs and environmental impacts.

·    Ease of Service; System layout with strategically placed isolation valves, dampers, and coordinated clearance.

·    Transitional Training;  A regiment developed to ensure the facility operators are appropriately instructed on the systems to maximize life cycle efficiencies reduce maintenance needs.