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Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Charlotte, North Carolina

Mecklenburg Courthouse Charlotte’s county courthouse consolidates the court functions previously housed in three separate buildings to provide accomodation for Superior and District Courts, including thirty-nine criminal, civil and family courtrooms, a collegial judges’ office floor, the offices of the Court Clerk and Trial Court Administrator, civil processing functions of the Sheriff’s Department and jury assembly space.

The courts have been organized by their function with supporting offices and ancillary functions: Criminal courts on levels three and four, civil courts on level five, and family courts on level seven. Level six is being built as shell space to provide for future expansion. The top floor is devoted to the judges offices, conference spaces and the library. The penthouse contains the central chilled water and hot water plant and many of the large air handling systems serving the building.

Commissioning services were provided for all of the mechanical and electrical systems in the building, and included preparation of the commissioning plan, pre-commissioning checklists, construction inspection, functional performance testing, training and documentation.
Services Provided


Charlotte, North Carolina

Project Size
569,000 sq.ft., 39 Courtrooms

Construction Cost
$100 Million

Systems Commissioned
  • HVAC Systems
  • Central Plant
  • Electrical
  • Emergency Power
  • Smoke Evacuation