that “the walls within Waterford Valley High that need further supports are
walls between classrooms, and says there are no issues on the walls that
provide the main structural integrity of the building.” (underline added)
Spokesperson was commenting on Uncle Gnarley Blog’s exposure of a cover up of
structural deficiencies in a second St. John’s school; this time the new
Waterford Valley High.
English School District (NLESD), in its communication with parents, also echoed the position of the Transportation and Works Department (TW). NLESD says: “Inspections of our school identified some walls requiring lateral supports; these are partition walls between classrooms. There are no issues with walls that provide the main structural integrity of the school.” (Underline added)
to National Building Code standards or they don’t.” He says “the Code is very
precise; the structural members, including those missing lateral supports, are
required to accommodate all the loads which the design engineer has calculated
and on which he would have based the design specifications. So, someone has
made a decision to occupy a sub-standard structure.”
Transportation and Works Department told VOCM: “It was determined there was
no risk to staff and students, and that remedial work could be completed after
or release a copy of that the documentation signed by that engineer confirming Waterford Valley High School is structurally ready for occupancy.
calling for the immediate release, to the public, of that Certificate.
safety which have been exposed by Uncle Gnarley Blog.