UPike in Legal Battle Over New Building Design

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The University of Pikeville says design issues with its $40 million Coal Building could cost the university as much as $2.5 million to correct.

The university has entered into arbitration with the architect CMW over the issue.

A statement from university President Paul Patton says the issues first became problematic during furniture installation, when officials found that the smaller lecture hall in the building was not useable because of inadequate spacing in the aisles.

The small lecture hall has not been used since the building first became occupied in the fall semester, and the structure's larger lecture hall is not in compliance with state building codes.

An email sent to CMW in Lexington seeking comment was not returned Monday.

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