Trouble in Paradise
Were the new buildings worth the wait?
August 24, 2016
Filed under Features
Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.
Email This Story
In the first week back to school, a shocking discovery was made in the new science and culinary buildings. Throughout the week it was raining heavily and leaks were spotted inside the science building. Most students already know that the culinary room floor tiles are cracking.
Assistant principal, Mr. Havlovic was finally able to put to rest the worries of the cracking and leaking in the new culinary and science buildings. At first it seemed like the rain was causing the leaks, though it was only a minor factor of the bigger problem. More specifically, the issue lies around the air conditioning itself due to the condensation and the high humidity.
“That is a fault with the equipment where it’s supposed to have a system where it drains,” Mr. Havlovic explained.
The new culinary rooms’ tiles somehow already cracking is upsetting to not only the students but the staff since they are starting a new school year.
“As for the cracks, it is a warranty issue and we are working on that.” Mr Havlovic clarified.
He explains the process to fix something like this: to record the problem, call district, the owner will then send someone from maintenance down someone to fix it. At this point, the only issue is the District only has so many employees and they’re racing around to try and get things resolved as well as they can.
These new buildings are about a year old so there shouldn’t be any major problems. Lucky for Paradise Valley the cracking and leaking are small adjustments.
Despite these issues, the buildings are built by a credible company, and Mr. Havlovic denies any sort of safety issues the defects may cause. Further, Mr. Havlovic added, “With any massive construction project…you’re going to have little problems that arise.” Even the immaculate auditorium which was built a few years ago by the same company, McCarthy Building Companies, was in need of adjustments.
As a school, Paradise Valley is extremely fortunate not only to have state of the art kitchens and science labs, but to have the support of the Community. Mr. Havlovic emphasized, “The Paradise Valley School Community is one of the best in the state as far as supporting the schools.”