The master plan improvements to the State of Maryland Correctional Complex in Baltimore City involved demolishing the Baltimore Pre-Release Unit facility, renovating the State Use Industries building, and constructing a new 61,000-square-foot Youth Detention Center to house 60 detainees. EBA provided environmental, geotechnical, and civil engineering services for the project.
As a member of the design team, EBA conducted an environmental records review and hazardous materials surveys. The environmental records review included a review of commercially-provided government regulatory database listings, review of historical references, and site reconnaissance to identify potential environmental concerns that could affect construction, including aboveground and underground storage tanks and hydraulic lifts.
The hazardous materials surveys focused on identifying and quantifying potential hazardous building materials, including asbestos-containing building materials, lead-based paints, liquid polychlorinated biphenyls, ozone-depleting compounds, universal wastes, and other hazardous materials that could be impacted by renovation and demolition activities.
Based upon the environmental records review, hazardous materials surveys, and proposed demolition and renovation activities, EBA prepared technical specifications for the abatement of hazardous materials and for project health and safety requirements. EBA provided construction phase services, including review of contractor submittals, related to the abatement of hazardous materials.
The Youth Detention Center rendering is provided courtesy of Penza Bailey Architects.