Accession Number:

AD1141027

Title:

Bathkhak School: Unauthorized Contract Design Changes and Poor Construction Could Compromise Structural Integrity

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Other]

Corporate Author:

SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

2013-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21

Abstract:

In August 2012, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan USFORA, through the Commanders Emergency Response Program, awarded a 262,899 contract to Emaar Emarat Construction Company to build an addition and improve conditions at a school located in the village of Bathkhak, in the Bagrami district, Kabul province. The contract had a 150-day period of performance and required construction of a single-story, 10-classroom building to be added to the schools existing facilities. It also required building a structure to house the generator, repairing the water wells, installing an irrigation system, completing the brick wall around the compound, and upgrading the existing classroom building, including replacing all interior doors and broken windows, repainting the interior, and installing gutters. This report assesses whether 1 construction was being completed in accordance with contract requirements and applicable construction standards, and 2 any construction deficiencies had been identified and, if so, corrected.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]