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May 7, 2019

Lawsuit seeks millions, alleges design flaws at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady

Source: https://dailygazette.com, May 4, 2019 By: John Cropley Developer sues architect and engineer, alleges problems with water leaks and noise The developer of Mohawk Harbor is suing its designers, blaming them for water leaks and noise intrusion in some of the buildings and structures. The lawsuit filed April 26 in state Supreme Court in Schenectady […]

April 4, 2019

Developer built unsafe leaning condo tower to cut costs: suit

Source: https://nypost.com, April 3, 2019 By: Priscilla DeGregory and Tamar Lapin Forget Pisa — New York has the leaning tower of South Street. A brand-new, 58-story condo in the Financial District is listing north like a drunken investment banker due to a faulty foundation — a defect that could cause bits of the tower to […]

April 4, 2019

Contractor Sues Fortis Over ‘Unsafe’ Leaning Condo Tower Near Seaport

Source: https://commercialobserver.com, April 2, 2019 By: Rebecca Baird-Remba Pizzarotti says it can’t finish the building at 161 Maiden Lane due to off-kilter foundation A Financial District condominium tower is leaning, and the contractor on the project claims the developer is to blame. The 670-foot-tall, 58-story apartment building under construction at 161 Maiden Lane is leaning three inches […]

May 9, 2018

Cracks where FIU bridge buckled may have signaled ‘imminent failure’

Source: http://www.miamiherald.com, May 7, 2018 By: Andres Viglucci, Nicholas Nehamas and Jenny Staletovich A key concrete support truss in the doomed Florida International University pedestrian bridge developed worrisome cracks 10 days before the structure was lifted into place over the Tamiami Trail, photographs and an internal email unintentionally released by the school show. The documents, […]

April 18, 2018

Architect pays $1.6 million to settle lawsuit over Dayton school flaws

Source: https://www.daytondailynews.com, April 17, 2018 By: Jeremy P. Kelley Dayton’s school board on Tuesday approved a $1.6 million settlement agreement in favor of the school district and the state, addressing longstanding design problems at Wogaman and Louise Troy schools. DNK Architects, Inc. will pay $1 million to the school board and the Ohio Facilities Construction […]

April 17, 2018

Sickened Coal Ash Cleanup Workers Seek Justice From Tennessee Valley Authority Contractor

Source: http://www.truth-out.org, April 17, 2018 By: Sue Sturgis At the same time the Trump administration is seeking to roll back regulations designed to protect people and the environment from toxic coal ash, hundreds of workers who cleaned up the nation’s largest-ever coal ash spill and claim it sickened them are still waiting for their day in court. […]

April 12, 2018

THE BAGGAGE SYSTEM AT DENVER: PROSPECTS AND LESSONS

This article discusses the fundamental design difficulties of the fully automated baggage system originally planned for the New Denver Airport, and their implications for airport and airline management. Theory, industrial experience, and the reality at Denver emphasize the difficulty of achieving acceptable standards of performance when novel, complex systems are operating near capacity. United Airlines […]

April 12, 2018

Case Study: The New Terminal 2E at Paris – Charles De Gaulle Airport

Airport Systems Planning, Design & Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology Read here.

April 12, 2018

Pittsburgh International Airport Parking Garage Precast Double T Structural Defects

Source: https://failures.wikispaces.com By: James Chavanic, Candidate BAE/MAE Architectural Engineering (Structural) 2013, Pennsylvania State University Pittsburgh International Airport Parking Garage  Precast Double-T Structural Defects Pittsburgh, PA (1998) Key Terms Parking Garage, Precast Concrete, Double Tee, Carbon Fiber, FRP, Shear Failure, Performance Failure, Dapped, Prestress Introduction The short-term parking facility at the Pittsburgh International Airport was built […]

March 21, 2018

Major design change altered FIU bridge cost, schedule

Source: http://www.gainesville.com, March 21, 2018 It is still unclear if the design change contributed to the failure. Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its […]

November 8, 2017

San Francisco’s leaning tower of lawsuits

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com, November 5, 2017 By: Jon Wertheim It’s a story as old as cities themselves: prosperity comes to town and triggers a building boom. In modern San Francisco, rows of skyscrapers have begun lining the downtown streets and recasting the skyline, monuments to the triumph of the tech sector. Leading this wave, the Millennium […]

November 8, 2017

Hopkins School District Settles Tech Center Lawsuit with Engineering Firm

Source: http://www.surfky.com, November 8, 2017 By: Tammy Holloway The Hopkins County School District has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Associated Engineers involving the old Tech Center along Grapevine Road. Nearly six years after construction was halted on the building, the board has reached an agreement with the engineering firm hired by the district […]

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