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Courthouse Construction Update
March 8, 2013

Shape of New Courthouse Building Begins to Emerge

Work on the new Broward County Courthouse is moving along, and if you drive or walk by the construction site in March, it’s exciting to see that the building is beginning to take shape as the underlying 20-story structure begins to rise from the ground! View Photos

As often occurs with a construction project of this size and scope, it was recently determined that certain design elements of the mechanical and electrical system required refinement. Approximately 25 percent of the construction drawings were modified, impacting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, plumbing, fire protection systems and architectural structure. Change orders in the amount of $8.7 million have been approved, and an additional 91 days has been added to the project timeline.

All design aspects of the project have now been completed, and construction is moving forward on the long-awaited 741,000-square-foot project, which will feature 77 courtrooms with additional space for expansion, an improved flow of visitors and courthouse agency employees, and improved security screening areas.

Other Activities

County staff has begun meetings with the State Attorney, Court Administration and the Clerk of Courts to plan and budget for furnishings for their respective areas. The courthouse building contractor, James A. Cummings Inc., is responsible for providing furnishings for the remainder of the courthouse.

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