mel jacobson on wed 19 jul 06
this is not about tile, it is about brick.
one of the biggest, most expensive construction
law suites in minnesota history was the Mpls Institute of Arts
white brick building that failed.
the new structure and some of the old was covered with a pure
white glazed brick.
it was made in the south, and someone forgot to order
`weather proof brick for northern climate`.
at -50F and snow and sleet the entire brick face of a huge
building failed. the glaze just came off in sheets.
now, be aware, the Art Institute is three city blocks in size.
a huge building.
the entire brick face of the building had to be removed and replaced
with white brick that would not fail.
millions of dollars.
and, the architect, builder, engineering company all got
sued. and they all lost.
it was a simple mistake. just had the wrong brick.
thousands of them.
yes, brick and tile can fail. and it can cost folks a great
deal of money..down the trail.
the city of minneapolis put tile in the street of the new
walking street...it was so slippery that dozens of folks
broke legs, arms and bodies. law suites galore.
they replaced it all, and it still was bad.
now it is all gone.
tile does not work with snow, sleet, rain and cold weather.
any building material can fail, and does.
it is always just a matter of time.
but, we all marvel that the construction of tiles and
mosaics of rome are still there...perfect...and the tile
company has installed three sets of tile in the hot tub in
our swimming pool up the block three times in 8 years.
do we just go hmmmmm. tax dollars at work.
i told the tile guys that ` was in a hot tub in `hot springs, ark
that was installed in 1928...good as new, how come you cannot
do it?` they just mumble.
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Ron Roy on thu 20 jul 06
Yes - the importance of glaze fit - somebody just fecided not to use the
>it was made in the south, and someone forgot to order
>`weather proof brick for northern climate`.
>at -50F and snow and sleet the entire brick face of a huge
>building failed. the glaze just came off in sheets.
>now, be aware, the Art Institute is three city blocks in size.
>a huge building.
>the entire brick face of the building had to be removed and replaced
>with white brick that would not fail.
>millions of dollars.
>and, the architect, builder, engineering company all got
>sued. and they all lost.
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