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April 19, 2017

Serious design, construction and maintenance defects doomed Oroville Dam, report says

Source: http://www.latimes.com, April 17, 2017 By: Ralph Vartabedian Design flaws, construction shortcomings and maintenance errors caused the Oroville Dam spillway to break apart in February, according to an independent analysis by Robert Bea for the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at UC Berkeley. Bea, a co-founder of the center and retired civil engineering professor, found […]

April 18, 2017

Developer McKafka sues architect, alleging construction delays and defects at the Crimson

Source: https://therealdeal.com, April 17, 2017 By: Francisco Alvarado An Aventura-based architecture firm allegedly left McKafka Development Group hanging, delaying construction on its 90-unit high-rise called the Crimson in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood, according to a lawsuit. McKafka, through its limited liability company Alpine Estates, accuses International Design Engineering and Architecture, or I.D.E.A. for short, of breaching […]

March 2, 2017

Edgewater condo owners sue engineering firm for $1M in damages

Source: https://therealdeal.com, March 1, 2017 By: Francisco Alvarado Property at 2121 N. Bayshore Drive was affected by leaky HVAC, residents say The condominium board at an older building in Edgewater is suing the engineering firm that designed the HVAC system at the property, alleging that the system caused extensive damage to the building. In a […]

August 10, 2015

Oil Rig Maker Blamed for Fatal Collapse

Source: http://www.courthousenews.com, August 10, 2015 By: Cameron Langford Twenty-eight workers injured when an oil rig collapsed, killing one in the Bay of Campeche, sued the rig manufacturer in Federal Court. Plaintiffs include the estate representative of Isidoro Solorzano Castillo, who was fatally injured in the May 5 incident. The workers sued rig maker Friede & […]

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