Client – Audrain County

Audrain County has been a valued Cochran client for many years.  We have provided civil engineering, land surveying, geotechnical engineering, environmental, testing and inspection, and construction administration on projects, including the two listed below:

Designed in 1950, the Audrain County Courthouse, located in Mexico, Missouri, is more than just a historic building, it is the cornerstone of the community and nerve center of the County government. This renovation project was the first in revitalizing the downtown area.  All renovations were carefully introduced to ensure they aligned with the architect’s vision. Special attention was paid to the three monuments – Lady of Liberty, Audrain County Veterans Memorials and the Exercise Tiger Memorial – which were carefully restored to their original luster.

The Audrain County Jail Expansion consisted of two new dayrooms, an enlarged sally port, numerous interior improvements and extensive site work improvements. The day room additions accommodated 32 new beds for the facility, and the central control room was expanded to provide proper site lines into all day rooms. The sally port was expanded to accommodate multiple vehicles including larger ambulances. The booking and intake area was also  renovated, providing new bullpen areas, padded cells, and an improved booking desk.

Cochran provided surveying services and full civil construction drawings for the $ 5.9M project.  The survey work consisted of a topographic survey of the 15-acre site.  The civil construction drawings included the layout of the parking field and associated drive aisles, and utility infrastructure to serve the two building additions.  The existing gravel parking lot was paved and a new drive and parking lot for the sally port was constructed.