Sinking buildings force new policy for city construction

With some new mid-rise buildings sinking due to poor foundation works in Georgetown, the City Engineer’s Department has made it mandatory for geo-technical reports to be submitted before construction can take place.

City Engineer Colvern Venture told Stabroek News in a telephone interview last week that as of January 1, 2014, persons desirous of constructing buildings three storeys or higher have to submit a technical report along with a foundation design to the council. Venture explained that before, only a foundation design was submitted.

According to the engineer, the technical design is one aspect of the report, while the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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