Project at a Glance

Facility Name:
Wake County Detention Center
Raleigh, NC
Jim Gabel / HDR

(in some form)

General Contractor:
John Harris / Skanska Building Corp.
Date of Completion:
March 2012

By the Numbers


532,147 SF



Contract Value:

$7.7 Million

Project Description

Cornerstone, Inc. assisted with a $7.7M contract to furnish and install the detention equipment and security electronics at the Wake County Detention Center in Raleigh, NC. This is a state-of-the-art facility that was designed to offer a better flow of inmate processing an at the same time save taxpayers money. This expansion was funded in part by a $3M grant offered through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for energy saving projects.

Also part of the project was a security package that included furnishing and installing security hollow metal and mesh, security glass and detention furnishings as well as Airteq pneumatic locking systems and sliding devices.

Cornerstone, Inc. engineered, programmed, and installed the electronic security controls in the facility. The integrated systems consisted of touchscreen computer stations, PLC locking door controls, CCTV, intercom, paging, card access, UPS power systems, and a video visitation system. The electronic portion included upgrading the existing building along with the new construction. The existing and new electronics were integrated into an cohesive system.