Opportunity Knocks from Behind Bars

by Howard Smallowitz, Asst. News Ed.; Civil Engineering--ASCE, 345 East 47th St., New York, N.Y. 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 6, Pg. 48-51

Document Type: Feature article


As more and more lawbreakers are put behind bars, more and more prisons are needed, so the opportunities for civil engineers are expanding. Three major types of construction are being used to add cells to the nation's penal system: new construction, modular construction, and renovation. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. All, however, are radically different in design and construction management than non-prison structures.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Modular structures | Renovation

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