February 1, 2024

Chemical leak leads to extended closure, damage at Swamp Daddy’s

Source: https://www.keloland.com/, February 1, 2024 By: Bridget Bennett The Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle wrapped up Wednesday, but one of the most popular burgers was not available for the final two days of the competition. Swamp Daddy’s is closed after some major damage to the building. “It literally looked like something out of a scene […]

August 7, 2023

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Source: Distinguished Programs An HVAC contractor installed an air handling system in a new building. Within weeks of opening, the building was forced to close as several occupants were  hospitalized with breathing difficulties. Inspection of the HVAC system found that improper installation had caused excessive condensation leading to extensive  mold growth within the ductwork. The […]

August 3, 2023

Mechanical Contractor

Source: Distinguished Programs A mechanical contractor was performing maintenance services on a hydraulically driven conveyor system within a manufacturing facility. The system was not locked out appropriately and a hydraulic release occurred when a fitting  was removed. The hydraulic fluid was released into a drain that was situated adjacent to the system and discharged  into […]

July 27, 2023

Electrical Contractor

Source: Distinguished Programs As part of the renovations of a historic building, an electrical contractor installed new electrical lines. The installation required several holes to be cut in the ceiling. Due to the age of the building, the insulation was asbestos-containing.  By cutting into the ceiling, the contractor unknowingly disturbed and released asbestos fibers throughout […]

June 17, 2020

Crews begin to tear down UMKC’s troubled student housing — 12 years after it opened

Source: https://www.kansascity.com/, June 16, 2020 By: Mara Rose Williams Work crews are taking the first steps to tear down the shuttered Oak Place Apartments at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a 12-year-old building riddled with leaky pipes, sagging floors and mold. The university determined in February that the student residence at 5050 Oak St. was […]

February 3, 2020

‘Rotting from the inside:’ Fast-growing Philly developer accused of defective building

Source: https://whyy.org, January 31, 2020 By: Meir Rinde Megan Murray felt happy when she bought her condo in Kensington. She loved the walkable, up-and-coming neighborhood and was proud she could afford a $320,000 new construction home with high-end finishes. She wasn’t too worried, at first, that the neighbor in the condo next door said there […]

December 16, 2019

Five Amherst high school teachers suing contractor for "exposure to toxic chemicals" in school

Source: https://www.wkbw.com/, December 16, 2019 By: Ali Touhey Five Amherst Central High School teachers are suing a local contractor after they claim they got sick after being exposed to toxic substances at school. The group, which is prohibited by state law from taking legal action against the school district, has filed suit against Turner Construction Co. in […]

September 9, 2019

An inside look at a failed roofing repair

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com, August 14, 2019 By: Kim Slowey Dive Brief: San Diego State University, inewsource reported, mishandled a $2 million renovation of its College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts building to the point that a former OSHA official called the project, which ended up shutting down the building because of released toxins in the air, “a […]

August 30, 2019

Engineers put $6 million pricetag on cleanup at Harrisburg wall collapse site

Source: https://www.pennlive.com, August 29, 2019 By: Christine Vendel Cleanup of the Harrisburg wall collapse site next to the Mulberry Street Bridge in Harrisburg is expected to cost about $6 million, engineers revealed Wednesday, putting a pricetag on the project for the first time. Read more.

August 15, 2019

Heritage Landing Couple Says In $10 Million Lawsuit That Mold In Residence Made Them Sick, House Not Habitable

Source: https://www.chattanoogan.com, August 14, 2019 A couple that bought a condominium at the upscale Heritage Landing on the Tennessee River said mold under the house made them sick and the house no longer habitable. Tim and Muffy Mitch are suing the Heritage Landing Condominium Association, Morris Property Management, PDM Engineering, Mack McCarley of PDM, Precise […]

May 21, 2019

Defects in west Denver homes highlight what can happen when development outpaces everything else

Source: https://denverite.com, May 20, 2019 By: Donna Bryson The ensuing legal tangle calls into question how city building officials ensure that developers can meet the demand for housing — and do it safely. After the city raised safety concerns so serious that new beams had to be installed to support a row of homes in […]

May 21, 2019

Ongoing asbestos cleanup forces 2 New Orleans schools to spend another year at temporary spots

Source: https://www.theadvocate.com, May 19, 2019 By: Marta Jewson Two New Orleans charter schools will spend a second year in temporary facilities as multimillion-dollar asbestos remediation jobs stretch into another school year. The schools — Lafayette Academy in Carrollton and Rosenwald Collegiate Academy in Algiers — had previously been expected to move into their permanent buildings […]


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