Federal Bureau of Prisons - Berlin


Design-Build project to construct a $250M+ Federal Prison in Berlin, New Hampshire. The approximately 625,000 SF medium security facility includes a central chiller/boiler plant, central emergency generator, food service facilities, housing for 1500 inmates, special housing units (SHU), health services, recreation spaces, visitor center, a call center and staff administrative spaces. In addition, the project includes a 32,000 SF minimum security Federal Prison Camp (FCP) outside the secure perimeter to house approximately 130 inmates.

M/E Role

Complete design of all MEP systems, including:

  • 34.5 kV (3000 kVA) electric service with 15 kV distribution.
  • Two (2) 2000 kW diesel generators.
  • Two (2) 380 ton water cooled chillers with site distribution piping.
  • Three (3) 250 HP hot water boilers with site distribution piping.
  • Complete campus-wide fire suppression system.
  • Utilities for health care and food service requirements.


Complete design of the facility in just over 9 months while coordinating with two separate architects, one for the medium security compound and one for the minimum security campus.

Berlin, New Hampshire