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Release: July 9, 2002

Calvin Hall roof leak damages Admissions offices

A project to replace the roof of Calvin Hall on the University of Iowa campus suffered a setback Monday night when a portion of the roof leaked substantially, causing damage to equipment and furniture to several Admissions offices below.

The leaks, which occurred during Monday's heavy rainfall, were caused by an incomplete drain installation that allowed water to migrate under the partially installed roof membrane.

The roof contractor, Dryspace Inc. of Cedar Rapids, has been notified about the problem and instructed to clean up the damage and make necessary repairs to prevent future leaks. The UI Facilities Services Group is still calculating the cost of the damage, which affected computers and other equipment, and will provide Dryspace with a list of items for replacement or reimbursement in the near future.

Calvin Hall is one of nine buildings on the UI campus whose roofs are being repaired or replaced this summer.