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Upper floors of St. Louis healthcare facility coming under scrutiny

September 11, 2017

The St. Louis building commissioner says it appears the top floors of the north tower of BJC HealthCare’s new building under construction are “buckling,”  according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.

He is asking the engineer in charge to verify that the floors were built correctly, the article said. An occupancy permit will not be issued until the engineer is able to verify that the flooring system was built according to the plans.

The severity of the issue — and whether the problem is related to the design or construction — is not known.

“We continue to meet with city inspectors and can state with certainty that the floors have not buckled and that the building is structurally sound,” said Lance Cage, managing principal with HOK.

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