Interactive: Allied Health and Science Center peppered with flaws
The health and science complex at Valley College opened in 2008 with more than 2,400 construction defects cited by architects, engineers and inspectors. Many posed fire and earthquake hazards. The prime contractor, FTR International, said it did not cause the problems. Other contractors made repairs and finished the project.
Sources: Final Architectural Punchlist by CO Architects, Degenkolb Engineers reports, notices of nonconformance by the project's inspector of record, Los Angeles Community College District documents. Graphics are schematic. Graphics reporting by Tom Reinken and Michael Finnegan. Graphic and interactivity by Raoul Rañoa
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