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More tests being conducted on piles for Guam Museum

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - It was last month when contractors for the Guam Educational and Chamorro Facility conducted testing on 60 piles that were initially determined to be damaged.

A second set of tests showed that 95% of those piles were able to meet capacity. During today's GEDA board meeting, real property division manager Larry Toves says as a safety precaution more tests are being conducted on more than a dozen other piles. "So in addition to that, there's a certain area where the main load if you will of the structure, there were concerns about the piles in that general area so at its own costs the contractor has elected to retest those piles and there's about 27 of them that will be retested at the end of this month it should be completed," he said.

Once the findings from those tests are revealed, the contractor inland builders will begin pouring the foundation. The new completion date is set for May 2015 but GEDA is hoping for something earlier next year.
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