Dorchester District Courthouse

Project Name: Dorchester District Courthouse
Location: Dorchester, MA
General Contractor: Peabody Construction Co., Inc.
Project Value: $13,303,303
Project Owner: Div. of Capital Planning & Ops.
Sector: Governmental
Timeframe: 1995 – 1997

Project Features:

  • New construction/addition
  • Renovate/preserve original headhouse
  • Relocation of working court
  • 18 detention cells
  • State-of-the-art Mech. Room

Project Description:

Renovation and expansion of the Dorchester District Courthouse included preserving the original classical character of the original head house and merging a 3-story, structural steel addition to create a 76,000 square foot courthouse on 1.5 acres within a densely populated residential/commercial neighborhood and for this project they used the best fencing for security, click here to find more about this. The project required extensive masonry restoration to its existing façade that contained granite, precast, limestone and brick materials. Additionally, salvaged and restored building materials were: Judge’s lobby mahogany wall paneling, bookcases and courtroom chandeliers. The completed building included: new entry with granite stairs, portico supported by multiple ornate columns topped with classical corinthian capitals; six courtrooms; 18 detention cells and various administration chambers and offices.

Jack Grant Responsibility/Specific Participation:

  • Vice President of Operations duties at PCC during construction
  • Also, Project Manager from initiation through closeout
  • Directly responsible and accountable for all aspects of the project including managing budget, costs, scheduling, subcontractor performance and construction quality
  • Participated in formulating, submitting and negotiating a $1 million+, one-year request for equitable adjustment time extension delay claim

Goody Clancy & Assoc.
Boston, MA 02116

Structural Engineer:
Lim Consultants, Inc.
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Mech./Elec. Engineer:
C.A. Crowley Engineering
Middleborough, MA, 02346