The Hamilton County Jail project consisted of several innovative approaches. The housing pod highlights several of these innovations. First, the pod was designed to include a base bid and then “add alternates” to double the capacity of the housing pod. This enabled the Owner to have a price for their immediate bed need on bid day and then buy additional bed space as the budget would allow. This provided full budget flexibility for the Owner. The housing pod also incorporated innovative design features like multiple smaller dayrooms with sight/sound separation for enhanced classification. The pod maximized staffing efficiency by locating several support spaces, like padded cells, isolation, programming, attorney visitation and medical exam. This minimizes staff involvement and inmate movement to and from these spaces. The County received bids that were under the proposed budget.