Renovation of the Khandek Intermediate School Under the Economic Support Fund Program, Yousefiya, Iraq. Sustainment Assessment
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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On 29 October 2008, SIGIR performed an on-site assessment at the Khandek Intermediate School. The total cost of this firm-fixed-price construction contract was 295,840 it was awarded to a local contractor, and Gulf Region Central provided oversight. It was not possible to conduct a complete review of all work because security conditions limited the inspection team to 45 minutes on site therefore, SIGIR performed an expedited assessment. Although the project was accepted, the final inspection identified three deficiencies for the contractor to correct prior to final payment. However, the project file lacked documentation to determine if the deficiencies were corrected. The renovation and construction work appeared to be adequate and to satisfy the work required by the Statement of Work. However, SIGIR noted deficiencies. First, the reinforced concrete beam along the front of the new restroom facility exhibited significant cracking and deflection. Second, one of the septic holding tanks was not equipped with an access hatch. Third, the water-supply pump was not anchored to a support, and wiring to the potable water-supply pump was not in a conduit. Finally, window screens were not provided. The contractor has since installed an access hatch.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology