Swire Properties has filed a lawsuit claiming that there are design and construction flaws at the Brickell City Centre complex that it developed.
Arquitectonica, which designed the complex, is named as a defendant. Other defendants include contractors John Moriarty & Associates, Americaribe, and numerous subcontractors.
Here is a list of problems that have been discovered at Brickell City Centre, according to the lawsuit:
Defective stucco throughout the project. Examples of the defective stucco include delaminated stucco, spalling, and breaking at the intersection of the shear wall, which will necessitate the removal and replacement of large portions of the stucco.
Defective windows and sliding glass doors. Large numbers of windows and sliding glass doors throughout the project are defectively installed. Defective installation at the windows and sliding glass doors has allowed for water intrusion into the structures and has resulted in damage.
The balcony rail systems at the project have been defective installed and many of the balconies have a negative slope.
The roofs and amenity deck roofs throughout the project are defective and have become saturated with water.
The pool decks throughout the project are defective and substantial leaking exists.
The panels affixed to the exterior of project are defective, and damage and water intrusion have resulted.
Planters throughout the project are defective and are not sufficiently watertight.
The drains throughout the project are defective.
Certain post-tension cables at the project are defective.
The canopy connecting various portions of the project is defective, and corrosion has resulted.
The cooling tower enclosures at the project are defective, and rust has resulted.
Waterproofing membranes throughout the project have failed.
Leaks exist in the north block mechanical rooms.
The mechanical, plumbing and HVAC systems at the project are defective.
Severe water intrusion has occurred in the garage, and substantial stalagmites have formed.
Showers and shower pans throughout the project are defective and leaking.
Hammams, steam rooms and spas throughout the project are defective.
The lawsuit was filed on January 22, and the defendants have not yet responded to the claims. The Real Deal first reported on the lawsuit.