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April 1, 2005

East parking deck remains open during minor repairs

Repairs are being made to the east campus parking deck over the next two weeks.

A manufacturing or construction defect caused two concrete column haunches to crack this winter, said parking manager Doug Houghton. Steel pins within the pre-cast concrete columns shifted slightly as the concrete contracted in the winter cold, which cracked a small corner of two beam support haunches. Temporary support columns will be in place as a safety precaution while repairs to the parking deck are made over the next couple of weeks. Once the repairs are made, Houghton said, no further problems should occur.

Henkel Construction built the parking deck. Coreslab Structures (formerly Rinker Materials), a subcontractor, fabricated the pre-cast concrete and will cover the cost of repairs to the parking deck. There will be no charges to the university or the department of public safety's parking division.

The east campus parking deck opened in December 2003. The parking deck will continue operations while repairs are under way.