ACC spending $2 million at new Round Rock campus to repair damage from shifting soil
Less than two years after Austin Community College opened its Round Rock campus, officials have budgeted $2 million to repair problems caused by shifting soil, including sidewalks that heaved up enough to keep some doors to buildings from opening properly.
Officials blame last year’s severe drought and this year’s heavy rains, but they are nonetheless reviewing work done by firms that provided engineering and architectural services to check whether reasonable precautions were taken.
“We’re double-checking to make sure there weren’t any mistakes that led to this,” said Neil Vickers, ACC’s associate vice president of finance and budget. “At this point, it looks like extreme conditions caused this, as opposed to engineering or construction errors.”
Hoping this wasn’t an engineering error. I’m looking at you, civil engineers.