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; http://www.wusa9.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=2272876229001 ). The details of the structural defects are at: http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgtmpl.asp?url=/content/dgs/sstc-structural-report.asp . More attention nationwide needs to be given to the problem of shoddy construction and inept government inspection.