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Honolulu Officials Say Transportation Center Construction has Flaws

A $54 million traffic management center being built for the state and city is plagued by numerous deficiencies, including leakage problems and incorrect installations of the roof, flooring, lobby glass walls and fire escape stairways, Honolulu officials said. The city …

When to Repair or Replace a Roof

A harsh winter has taken a toll on many roofs. Maybe there’s a tell-tale leak, but sometimes problems are harder to spot. When the snow melts, it’s a good time to take stock. IDENTIFYING PROBLEMS John Galeotafiore, associate director of …

Louisiana Sheriff Sues Company Over Roof Leaks

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley has sued Mandeville-based builder Devier Construction LLC and two insurers over a new $3.3 million training center with persistent roof leaks. The Louisiana lawsuit says Wiley recently declared a public emergency to do an estimated …

New York Mall Evacuated on Fears of Roof Collapse

One of the biggest malls on Long Island was evacuated Monday because of major roof leaks after a rainstorm followed nearly 3 feet of snow, police said. The Smith Haven Mall in Suffolk County was cleared by 4 p.m. Monday …

Louisiana High School Needs $4M in Repairs

Baker High School needs more than $4 million in repairs and upgrades. That’s according to a new report by Baton Rouge, La., engineering consulting firm Volkert Inc. The Baker School Board agreed in August to pay the company $10,000 to …

Alabama Beaches Getting Back to Normal After Isaac

Hurricane Isaac has dumped more than five inches of rain on the Alabama coast and knocked out power to some residents, but it hasn’t interrupted the everyday life of others. Restaurants and convenience stores opened in Orange Beach and Gulf …