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Dartmouth construction project on hold due to hole issue

June 28, 2019

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has suspended work on its new $200 million engineering school building after construction workers dug and braced a 70-foot-deep hole that was 10 feet away from its intended layout.

College spokeswoman Diana Lawrence tells the Valley News Dartmouth informed the town and is working with the construction firm and outside design professionals to “evaluate our options.” She said there are no safety issues.

The college suspended foundation work on the new Center for Engineering and Computer Science, which includes a 340-vehicle parking garage.

Work began on the 160,000 square-foot building in the winter. Dartmouth said Turner Construction Co. discovered the mistake as it prepared to install a tower crane at the worksite.

The error puts the excavated area farther than intended from the adjacent MacLean Engineering Sciences Center.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

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