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ERIC Number: ED459595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-7
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Jackson State University Honors Dormitory: An Evaluation of Design, Construction, and Maintenance. Report to the Mississippi Legislature.
This report assesses: (1) whether the Jackson State University (JSU) Honors Dormitory required nearly $1 million in repairs two years after it was built because of inappropriate design, construction, and maintenance; and (2) if the state or university has legal recourse to recover damages resulting from inferior design and/or construction specifications. Findings reveal that JSU did not effectively investigate or identify existing subsurface water collection problems at the site. Also, the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) did not assure that the dormitory was properly maintained when JSU failed to resolve the groundwater problem. Neither JSU nor the Department of Finance and Administration has legal recourse to recover damages to pay the repair expenses. Recommendations suggest: (1) a high-level JSU review of the university's preventive maintenance plan; (2) a JSU review of the distribution of maintenance responsibilities between facility maintenance staff and the student affairs staff to determine effective maintenance methods; and (3) the adoption of a uniform policy for preventive and emergency maintenance programs for all campus facilities. Concluding sections present responses to the report. (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A