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Ventura College sues contractor on new science wing for $12M

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The Ventura Community College District is suing the architect and contractor for its new Ventura College health and science complex for breach of contract and professional negligence, asking for damages of about $12 million.

According to a complaint filed June 25 in Ventura County Superior Court, the college hired Omaha, Neb.-based engineering and design firm Leo A. Daly Co. as the architect for the three-story building. Pasadena-based TMAD Taylor & Gaines Corp. was brought on to act as a structural engineering consultant.

The community college district alleges that between the architectural firm and the engineering firm, a number of things went wrong, starting with inconsistent measurements between the architectural and design drawings — the second floor, for example, was allegedly drawn three feet taller in one set of documents than in another.

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