Corps Blames Designs, Modifications for Missed Deadlines

Bergeron, Angelle
July 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;7/17/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 3, p12
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The article reports that the July 9, 2006 deadline to ready a temporary gate and bypass pump system on the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been missed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The officials of the Corps have said that the modifications to the contract to increase pumping capacity caused delays. According to Jim St. Germain, Corps project manager for the pump stations, the deadline was tentative. He further added that it is a construction schedule, which is always based on best estimates.


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