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    Default Building the New Station

    My company is going to begin construction on a brand new fire hall starting around the first week in August. --- We're long over-due Building was built back in the 50's and is in much need of replacement. --- We're now down to the bare shell and things are moving out quickly.

    What I'm wondering is how many others out there have had, are building , or have built new facilities lately and what kind of "Head-Aches" did you incur if any ? Just curious on what to expect in the 8-9 months.


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    "gee...is that a leak over there from the roof?"
    "Where's the box with the (fill in the blank) that we need desperately right this moment?"
    "What do you mean the exterior air supply for the cascade system isn't high enough above the roof edge?"
    "Why is the floor cracking?"
    "Hey ....you ever notice that the pagers don't work in the building?"
    "Yes the ceiling fans should have been higher in the air, above the truck, but no we are not paying for you getting your hairdo fixed at a barber."

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    The biggest problem was that the general contractor went bankrupt at the end of the project. We had to make several claims against his bond in order to get some stuff finished. Don't forget lightning protection -- we've already had one strike!

    The ADA nightmare -- had to get a waiver for not having an elevator to the second floor; toilet was a couple of inches too close to the wall; one drinking fountain was too high, the other too low; the slope of the driveway was off by 1/4 of a degree -- the list goes on and on and on.......

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