PA ID# 037-91033; Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center
DSR ID# 13484; Old Administration Building, Time Extension
Citation: FEMA-1008-DR-CA, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, Old Administration Building
Cross-reference: Time Extension
Summary: The Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center Old Administration Building (Applicant) was damaged in the Northridge Earthquake in 1994 (DR-1008), and was approved for $3,918,218 in GAP funding in 1998. On May 23, 2002, the Applicant requested a 6½-month time extension to complete the project, which had been delayed by restoration of historic elements. FEMA denied the time extension request on August 27, 2002, because the items of work were not part of the approved scope of work on DSR 13484. In its first appeal, dated October 3, 2002, the Applicant demonstrated that some of the items of work were included in DSR 13484. The Regional Director, however, denied the first appeal because the Applicant had failed to demonstrate that completion of the work had been delayed by the historic elements. In its second appeal, dated May 29, 2003, the Applicant documented that several additional historic elements were part of the approved scope of work, and explained why the restoration of the historic elements had delayed completion of the work.
Issues: Was completion of the project delayed by unique and unforeseen project requirements associated with the restoration of historic features?
Findings: Yes. The Applicant and its consulting engineers encountered unanticipated and unique project requirements associated with restoring historic features of the building.
Rationale: Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations, §206.204. Time Extensions.