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Geotechnical investigation to assess MHCC building issues

December 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Carpenters Manager Properties, Daniel Whippy [left] during a press conference

Owners of the MHCC complex, Carpenters Group Fiji has revealed they are unclear to what is causing the cracks and movements within the building.

Several issues with the building came to light in late October, which started with the popping of tiles.

Carpenters Manager Properties, Daniel Whippy says they have halted construction of the last floor of their 16 storey-tower development with only light work allowed.

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Whippy says they have started remedial work to address some of the issues like the sinking of four of the columns.

High on the priority list Whippy says is a Geotechnical investigation.

“It’s been undertaken to determine the cause and also to determine a solution to the movements. Until that is done, then we’ll know the cause and we can finalize drawings.”

Remedial work is expected to be completed in January.

Whippy maintains that the MHCC complex is safe to shop at and its business as usual.

He adds that construction on the MHCC tower is expected to be completed by June 2019.

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