Bayview Building Materials in Question: Experts Say ‘Hugely’ Costly’
The Associated Press reports that a team of federal and state investigators have discovered “largely unexpected” waste at the Bayview building, and it’s unclear if it’s “an expensive, or at least not a cheap, source of material for building materials.”
The Associated School of Engineering says the building is “not yet a good fit” for the school’s current campus, but it’s also unclear what exactly was found.
The AP reported that “materials recovered from the building were not in a condition that meets federal safety standards, and the Department of Buildings declined to say if it would investigate.”
The university says it will work with the federal government to make the materials safe.
But in the meantime, the AP report says the materials could cost the school up to $150,000 to make.
According to the AP, the building “is not yet a bad fit.”
In the past, the Associated School has faced allegations of waste from construction, but officials say that it’s been an easy sell.
The school’s website states that “building materials from a contractor were used in many projects, including the building’s original structure, as well as the construction of the University of California campus in Berkeley.”
The building was built by an Illinois company, and many of the building materials are reused.