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GBlist: Forward: SBS and floor leveling compound - it ain't easy
"`Sick' Building's Bad Smell Is Gone, But So Are Tenants. After
$5.6 Million in Repairs, Facility's Future Is Uncertain."
Washington Post, 28 April 97, A17.
A history of the problems plaguing the federal building
known as Silver Spring Metro Center I, which was purchased
by the General Services Administration in 1987. By 1989,
after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
moved in, the floors were found to be sagging. The floors
were reinforced and spread with a leveling compound called
Morritex. Employees then complained of illness and
bad-smelling air. A consultant recommended that the
Morritex be torn out because of noticeable levels of phenol.
The Morritex was replaced with Sonoflow and the floors were
recarpeted. Three months later, a new odor was discovered
and was traced to a reaction between the Sonoflow and the
adhesive used to put down the carpeting. The latest repairs
are expected to be completed by August.
Hal Levin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2548 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
408 425 3946 fax 408 426 6522
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