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People are really starting to notice the styrofoam and they're pissed. GB better figure out how to fix this or mitigate it better before it becomes a major news story. Several of redditors are contacting news, EPA, and NCDNR. 
https://www.reddit.com/r/Charlotte/comments/cb0pln/grand_bohemian_polluting_uptown_streams/
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JE Dunn FYI is the contractor


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The more people that can bring this problem to the attention of  the ones who approve large projects, the better. Not a fan of EIFS. Perhaps enough people complaining might make for some stiffer restrictions on future project. However I doubt it, since building economically is the ultimate issue in whether a project is built or not. 

 I guess (like most) I am just a fan of better grade exterior materials (especially in High Rise Construction in Uptown). The Classics are timeless for a reason,. 

Gripe session over.

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3 minutes ago, A2. said:

The more people that can bring this problem to the attention of  the ones who approve large projects, the better. Not a fan of EIFS. Perhaps enough people complaining might make for some stiffer restrictions on future project. However I doubt it, since building economically is the ultimate issue in whether a project is built or not. 

 I guess (like most) I am just a fan of better grade exterior materials (especially in High Rise Construction in Uptown). The Classics are timeless for a reason,. 

Gripe session over.

I watched a friend with pretty intimate construction knowledge describe JE Dunn literally shaving the EIFS off this building. They should expect a massive fine from the EPA.

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I would welcome that! It would stand to reason other developers would walk a tighter rope when using the cheap stuff. Especially when seeing that there are financial penalties involved with irresponsible installation.

 

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4 minutes ago, A2. said:

I would welcome that! It would stand to reason other developers would walk a tighter rope when using the cheap stuff. Especially when seeing that their are financial penalties involved with irresponsible installation.

 

I believe new UDO regulations will prevent full wall to wall EIFS. I know the recent TOD capped EIF usage under 30%. This tower is 100% from what I can tell.

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I guess that’s one way of looking at it. :tw_grin:

 

 

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Eh, I don't mind "value engineering" too much if it's done well. Like on the new BOAT, as much crap as that tower gets, nobody is gonna be any wiser that the slate and granite panels are half an inch thick on concrete because it's done well. The only reason old buildings didn't do it this way is because they didn't know how. If you want to see how they did it in the old days, look at the Jones Federal Courthouse construction and the facade mock-up they have on the front lawn parking lot. That's the opposite of VE, but it's also federal money, now I see why everyone is so eager to get some of that dumped into CATS' wallet.

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I saw this same thing with Crescent over at Stonewall Station it was down Stone wall and Brevard at the time.

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23 hours ago, KJHburg said:

KJ can confirm clean up of styrofoam is happening saw this guy today along 4th St.  check out the last photo.  

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They're out there every few days cleaning up, but leave half of it there when they do, so doing a really half assed job, not to mention the styrofoam is all the way to 9th Street....

Contact your city council members and let them know about it, they're just not doing enough to try and clean it up and the folks at both the city and county say that their hands are tied other than asking them to clean up.

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