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Cracks Found In New Apron At Islip  
User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3986 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

Cracks that pose a potential safety hazard to airplanes have appeared on the newly constructed apron where planes pull up outside the expanded Southwest Airlines terminal at MacArthur Airport.

The apron, which is where planes pull up to gates 5 through 8, was part of an $82-million expansion project at MacArthur. Southwest added four new gates and currently is renovating four other gates. The second phase of the project was to be completed next month, but that could be delayed due to the problem.


http://www.newsday.com/news/local/lo...284.story?coll=ny-linews-headlines


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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5194 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

Welcome to doing business in New York.  Smile

WN is undoubtedly used to Hank Hill types doing its work in Texas. Probably can't even imagine that someone would skimp on the contents of the Redi-Mix. Can't, of course, be sure that it's not just poor engineering or some unexpected thing cropping up...but I'm sure we'll all look forward to the results of the investigation.


User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

wow sucks for them but I am sure they will get it fixed if it becomes that big of problem. I say let the people who poured the cement be responcible for the repairs if they are at fault, but then again you never know who is really at fault with these kind of things sometimes.

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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5194 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

Quoting NightFlier (Reply 2):
but then again you never know who is really at fault with these kind of things sometimes

You're absolutely right, and we shouldn't jump the gun. However, when the sub-base ended up being only two-thirds as thick as it was supposed to be, and the 3-inch difference caused the problem because it didn't bring the sub-base up high enough to prevent heaving, then that raises questions. Relevant facts from the article:

"The Suffolk County district attorney's governmental corruption bureau has been investigating the expansion project and subpoenaed records related to the apron Wednesday, town sources said.

(...)

Apron construction cost $12.4 million and was completed in 2004. PavCo, a Holbrook paving company, worked with the Scalamandre Organization, a Freeport firm, on the job.

(...)

PavCo is currently facing federal fraud charges for bid-rigging. Their lawyers have said the Fehrs are not guilty. In November 2001, Fred and Joseph Scalamandre, the Scalamandre firm's founders, admitted paying off organized-crime figures with $1 million generated through income tax fraud."


User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Wow! Construction issues on the island. Who would have thought?

Is the project insured?

Neil



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User currently offlinePhilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 3):

You're absolutely right, and we shouldn't jump the gun. However, when the sub-base ended up being only two-thirds as thick as it was supposed to be, and the 3-inch difference caused the problem because it didn't bring the sub-base up high enough to prevent heaving, then that raises questions.

Am I living in a dream world to think that the airline or the FAA would have to inspect this kind of thing?



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

"PavCo is currently facing federal fraud charges for bid-rigging...In November 2001, Fred and Joseph Scalamandre, the Scalamandre firm's founders, admitted paying off organized-crime figures with $1 million generated through income tax fraud."

Construction and the mob? No way!

Maybe Jimmy Hoffa is buried underneath the apron.  

[Edited 2006-06-10 20:11:02]


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