LA Times Reports Construction Defects and Waste in Los Angeles Community College District $5.7 Billion Construction Plan

March 1, 2011
Gale Holland

In a series of articles scheduled for publication this week, the LA Times reports on a number of construction defect, planning, and project management issues. According to the article, “Oversight and quality control problems have plagued the district's $5.7-billion, voter-approved bond program to rebuild its nine campuses.”The authors of the piece reportedly interviewed more than 200 people, visited construction sites at all nine colleges and examined thousands of documents obtained through the California Public Records Act. “Inspectors, architects and project managers began finding serious construction defects early on and grew increasingly frustrated as deadlines came and went and the complex ultimately opened with many of the problems uncorrected.”Read Full Story



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