Sunday, April 28, 2013

shoddy construction & inept gov't inspection

It could happen in the US. Shoddy construction and inept construction inspection by government have reached an all-time high. Montgomery Co., Md. is investigating cracks in a yet-to-be-opened multistory concrete transit center that besides extensive concrete cracking has other problems, including floor slabs that are too thin, unreinforced slabs, missing reinforcement, etc. (Silver Spring Transit Center; ). The details of the structural defects are at: . More attention nationwide needs to be given to the problem of shoddy construction and inept government inspection.

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