The Facilities Division provides a full range of facility management services to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) including facility planning, design, construction, maintenance, and environmental quality assurance and compliance. The Facilities Division Headquarters is located in Huntsville but has maintenance employees working at state owned and operated facilities throughout the state. Those employees provide long range and day-to-day maintenance as required to keep the facilities in proper working condition and support each component of each facility, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Engineering Department provides professional architectural and engineering services to support TDCJ. The department provides overall project design and construction management for all delivery methods including contract design and construction and internal design and construction activities. The engineers and architects also act as consultants to the Maintenance Department and any other office requiring technical assistance. Oversight is provided for all activities affecting engineering and environmental interests to ensure compliance with all state and federal rules and regulations.
The Maintenance Department maintains all TDCJ owned and operated facilities. A unit maintenance office is located on each correctional facility. Each office has a technical staff, which varies according to the mission and facility offender population. There are six (6) region maintenance offices supporting the unit maintenance offices. These regional offices have specialty crews performing construction projects, repairs and renovations. The asbestos team provides asbestos abatement services to the TDCJ. The headquarters staff is responsible for overseeing the entire facility maintenance and repair process for TDCJ.
The Program Administration Department is responsible for all financial phases of design, construction, maintenance, job closings and available funding approval. The department monitors the bond funded and administrative budgets, develops and analyzes project budgets, tracks expenditures in order to create a history that provides appropriate information for future budget projections and works closely with all departments in the Division to apply funding necessary to purchase and replace unit equipment. Planning and Programming is also administered within this department, which includes facility project planning and programming functions to determine requirements, scope and necessary materials, thereby estimating project costs. This department engages in energy conservation initiatives, energy audits and utility billing analysis.
The Project Administration Department provides support to the Engineering Department for both the design and construction phases of project management. This department manages the receipt and coordination of all incoming Major Work Requests and provides support to project engineers during design reviews, as well as, administers project schedules and monitors construction performance as it relates to the established schedules. Additional responsibilities include the management of construction projects, to include quality assurance performed by internal or contracted methods. Environmental safety and compliance is also administered within this department, which includes the preparation of numerous technical and complex reports for all TDCJ facilities and oversight of special investigations, audits and research.