Built on Trust: The Johnson County Courthouse

By January 6, 2021 January 8th, 2021 Jobs, Stories

Businesses have opened their doors, deals have been struck, rulers have been chosen, and buildings have been built all because of the foundation that’s laid in a trusted partnership.

Trust is an approach, not an outcome.

And anything good, sustainable, or worth remembering starts with that. Which is exactly how our recent project with Johnson County began.

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The project itself is a 7-floor install in a 356,821 square foot courthouse. A giant project that required a lot of planning, collaboration, and trust.

When we sat down with Danni Livingston, the Director of Planning, Design, and Construction at Johnson County, she had one major goal in mind for this project.

Something that can stand the test of time.

The goal was a courthouse that would not only last for 100 years or more in respects to just standing up that long. The goal was for it to remain relevant for 100 years or more. And that required flexibility. It required moveable DIRTT walls, secure door systems, glass fronts, and Imbedded Technology. It required innovation, collaboration, and transparency.

It was a big challenge, and one that we welcomed with wide-open arms.

The project required a lot of moving parts, but one thing never changed: trust.

Some think we’re in the business of prefab construction – creating spaces that empower those inside them to do more (with less). Solving problems that today are becoming even more crucial with less waste, smaller crew sizes, and responsive spaces that bend and move to the current needs of the users, just like the Johnson County courthouse.

And we are in the business of doing those things and building those environments. But it goes deeper than that. We’re in the business of building relationships.

There’s a lot of preconceived notions when it comes to prefab construction. You can read about those here. Which means that building and nurturing the trust we establish with our partners is even more meaningful.

When you drive by the Johnson Country Courthouse today, you’ll see a timeless,
relevant building that most would agree is pretty damn good-looking.

And we wouldn’t necessarily argue with that. We’re proud of it. But that’s not what we see when we drive by.

We see the trust that built it.