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News - May 21, 2021

VBC officers: Contractor might have deviated from architectural drawings, resulting in April ceiling collapse



HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Von Braun Middle stated a contractor mistake might have led to a portion of the Propst Area collapsing on April 27.

In response to VBC officers, the contractor might have deviated from architectural plans when the construction was put in in 2010.

Out of an abundance of warning, the VBC initially blocked additional entry to different constructions that have been put in on the identical time within the area.

Following an investigation by PEC Structural Engineers, who was employed instantly after the collapse, the VBC will probably be eradicating all ceiling parts put in concurrently the portion that collapsed.

The VBC stated the world’s insurance coverage firm, Lexington Insurance coverage, remains to be investigating and has employed a separate structural engineer as a part of its investigation.

Whereas Lexington is protecting the price of eradicating and changing the portion of ceiling that fell, VBC officers suggested they weren’t but certain if the VBC or Lexington will cowl the price of eradicating and changing all the pieces else put in in 2010.

The VBC Board of Management authorised a proposal for Matheny Goldmon Architects + Interiors to revamp the ceiling throughout a Might 21 assembly.

As soon as their redesign is introduced and authorised at a Board of Management assembly and the insurance coverage investigation concludes, the VBC will start eradicating and changing the ceiling parts from the 2010 set up.

Nobody was injured within the collapse and a Huntsville Havoc recreation scheduled for a 7 p.m. puck drop that night time was delayed to 7:35 p.m.



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