Architecture Annex repairs on schedule
By Jill Elswick
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 21 - February 19, 1998
Repairs are proceeding rapidly at the Architecture Annex, which was heavily damaged by an electrical fire on December 16. The building had to be temporarily closed.
Structural damage, mostly at the base of the building, has already been completed. All asbestos and lead paint have been removed and the building has been de-smoked.
According to Bill Elvey, director of Physical Plant, repairs to wall boards, ceilings, and floor coverings are now under way. "We're working on all three floors at the same time," Elvey said. "We're on-schedule and on-budget."
Fred Weaver, director of Risk Management, has estimated damages to the building itself to be worth between $180,000 and $250,000. Total insurance costs, however, are estimated at about $800,000. In addition to building repair costs, this figure includes cleaning costs for the building and its equipment, replacement of destroyed contents, and rental space to relocate offices.
Repairs to the Architecture Annex are expected to be completed by the end of April.