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General Services Administration should do more to avoid foundation construction problems

United States. General Accounting Office

General Services Administration should do more to avoid foundation construction problems

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by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in [Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- General Services Administration,
  • Foundations.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the U.S. General Accounting Office.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 10 p. ;
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22293050M

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Problems during site excavation and foundation construction for Federal buildings have troubled the General Services Administration (GSA) since the early 's. SinceGSA has paid contractors over $16 million for extra costs caused by site excavation and foundation construction problems.

GENERAL ACCOUN'JING OFFICE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR SHOULD DO MORE TO AVOID FOUNDA-OF GENERAL SSRVICaS TION CONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS D 1 G EST Problems during siv:e excavation and founda­ tion construction for Federal buildings have troubled the General Services Administration since ••.h'2.

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