Brickell City Centre Developer Suing Arquitectonica & Contractors Over Design, Construction Defects

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.

 

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Anonymous
3 months ago

Its more surprising when a developer/contractor doesnt get sued after building lol

Anonymous
3 months ago

Especially in Miami.

Anonymous
3 months ago

It’s not only Miami. It’s every development in every city. Look at 432 park in Manhattan one of the most expensive buildings in the world and the have a crazy amount of issues as well

Anonymous
3 months ago

Looking at it, I wouldn’t be surprised. Who would pay hundreds of millions to live somewhere that looks like a concrete telephone pole?

Anonymous
3 months ago

“Who would pay hundreds of millions to live somewhere that looks like a concrete telephone pole?”

Who would?..thousands of rich people,

Anonymous
3 months ago

Agrees that grey scheme will be the mall’s main negative once the innovative design/architecture wears off its cool…

William
3 months ago

Contractors get asked why the pricing is so high? .. well – here you go. Btw the exorbitant impact / permit fee’s – and then the law suits for just about anything including workers comp and all the post construction condo law suits… Slowly the law suits are stifling the economy….

Anonymous
3 months ago

They do get sued all the time but they declare bankruptcy in fact they are the first second or third most sued business or group sorry for the bad English and the top three also that the clear bankruptcy multiple times by the way too much to get into but basically imagine if you’re a contractor and I say to you okay I want you to do the plumbing for this building they’re going to be 300 units and I have land and another building that I’m starting on I want you to bid on that too so what do you do you bid on it and then you even use cheaper materials so you can actually make a profit hoping that I’ll use you again when actually I’ll declare bankruptcy you’ll get screwed either way and that’s unfortunate this is exactly why even the poorest European countries are now developing better military airplane submarines satellites cheaper faster than the United States too much corruption too many hands in the pot so to speak no oversight and no what’s the word I’m looking for no punishment no consequences that’s it if you don’t have the money then you have to take your time and make good use of it here we just print more dollars to dollar is not worth anything frankly I think covid was a litmus test for money honestly to see how if the economy could survive in fact if I’m correct we will not be using currency as we know it in the next 10 years they’ve already eliminated it in parts of I believe Denmark Sweden and or Norway

Anonymous
3 months ago

Dude, you gotta learn when and how to use comas and periods. Your sentences run on and on and on and on and on and on and on……

Anonymous
3 months ago

Where were all the building inspectors?
All the municipalities do is charge money, and their permit process/ inspections do nothing to prevent defective construction.

Anonymous
3 months ago

theyre always wearing a white polo white with the city or county logo with a beer gut, grey hair, hotdogs behind their head and with a shot of cafe in their hands, and talking about boats with their eyes wide open.

Anonymous
3 months ago

And there we go again with the Cuban racist derogatory remark !!😡

Aren’t we now in the “anti-racist “ era!!🧐

Im freaking tired of Cuban being blame for eve and stereotype …. stop seeing people by race or ethnicity and see as what they are “human beings “

I wonder if the word Cuban is changed for Muslim or Black or POC and

Anonymous
3 months ago

That’s right. It’s called envy.

Anonymous
3 months ago

I agree!! Most of my friends that are Americans don’t have a problem with Cubans … it’s other nationalities.. I wonder why 🤓?

Anonymous
3 months ago

I have problems with anybody (Cuban, Italian, Vietnamese) who comes to this city/country and refuses to assimilate. Let’s start by learning to speak English. I did, 55 years ago.

Anonymous
3 months ago

…and you wonder why Trump got 75 million votes, even with most mail-in ballots counter, and then everything mysteriously shut down and Basement Biden all of a sudden took the lead.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Amen brother go to Europe most Europeans speak English and while you may not like Vladimir Putin he said if you come to Russia you speak Russian you cause problems I will kick your ass and send you to God and it will be up to him what to do with you I don’t have any problems with anybody coming here but don’t come here and expect handouts and you better learn English before you come here or learn it and become a citizen ,, congratulations by the way and you should be proud of yourself and hopefully you can pass that down and teach others as an example!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

It would really help your cause/point if you spelled correctly. I can’t take your gripe seriously when you make so many spelling errors. Aprende a escribir mejor en Ingles si quieres que te respeten.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Allez faire chier !!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

true true – total cluster F. you pay the permit and then when you go to close one out the inspector barely looks at anything. I had closed out a plumbing permit and the inspector was signing off and I said- but you haven’t crawled under the house to look at the pipes??? what’s the point of signing off if you didn’t actually check the work??? i guess he didn’t want his white polo and khaki to get dirty— i told him to go under and look and he did……. so yes, just a way for the city to stall projects and make money but it does nothing to protect the buyer

Anonymous
3 months ago

yes. Building inspectors should also be on the list of being sued as they approved it.

Anonymous
3 months ago

They generally can’t because of the sovereign immunity. It is a total scam. The world use to work fine back in the old days without this bureaucratic local money making pit.

Anonymous
3 months ago

So, basically Suing their insurance policies.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Ultimately, the insurance companies pay to avoid the expense, uncertainty and inconvenience of protracted litigation–

Anonymous
3 months ago

That’s America. We always sue. I’m suing TNM for not telling me this!😂

Anonymous
3 months ago

OMG what a shock – defective construction in Miami? No… totally shocked.

Anonymous
3 months ago

this is actually scary seeing how many problems they have because of all the times i have been there

Anonymous
3 months ago

These are simple water proofing issues that come up in many 558 litigations, what are you scared about?

Anonymous
3 months ago

scared i might drown or trip or have the building fall on my head

Anonymous
3 months ago

Unbelievable! Was there anything done right?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Very chapuceros these contractors…

Anonymous
3 months ago

RUN!!! Get out … that structure is 5 minutes away to collapse!!

I remember when an inspection at Brickell Key II showed the parking was poorly done !

The other issue I will be suing is not having Air Conditioning instead of the environmental joke that doesn’t bring anything cool in the summer !!
🤨

Anonymous
3 months ago

“substantial stalagmites have formed”!! LOL

Anonymous
3 months ago

Please get us a picture of this!

Anonymous
3 months ago

they better help them for art lol

Anonymous
3 months ago

Like so many of these inflated and over exaggerated FL statute 558 claims… Just a money making scheme to collect on an insurance policy in lieu of addressing the actual issues. Probably a wrap-up that covers everyone named. 99% Chance this settles, plaintiffs walk away with a check and maybe 10% of the alleged issues get resolved.

Anonymous
3 months ago

…and don’t forget about the attorneys pushing this for their 33%!

Anonymous
3 months ago

OCIP and OPPI on this one….

Anonymous
3 months ago

Hire Arquitectonica; find defects.

Suprisedpikachu.jpg

Anonymous
3 months ago

Usually the condo association sues the developer and all developers have a “fund” and will offer whatever is left over to shut them up.

This case sounds stupid, the developer is suing the architect it approved and hired?

Playedthegame
3 months ago

Most all construction defects….Owner blames contractor….contractor blames architect…..insurance companies pay……lawyers get rich

Anonymous
3 months ago

We have to live with this culprit in Miami everywhere.
Humidity averaging 87% all year round is untenable.
That’s why we must live with AC all year round otherwise it would be a mold cave.

Anonymous
3 months ago

NYer here and I love the heat and humidity. Way better than my cold city😂

Anonymous
3 months ago

Nobody asked you…I know tons of NY family and such who hate the cold…and tons of folks living in heat who hate the heat, nothing that unique – that qualification at the start means little…saying NYer here at the start of every sentence is so 80’s…i bet you do it all the time down here. And on a side note, the next time I hear a fellow NYer use the ‘I am from NY so therefore I know everything about pizza’, I am going to throwup. I know many NYers whose pizza recommendation you would not listen to – just cause they live in Astoria some place. You wait until you arrive in the boonies then you start to flaunt your NY brand. It is so tired.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Somebody ate the wrong empanada at lunch……….

Anonymous
3 months ago

Forget him.. If you’re from New York City, flaunt it. I’m a born and homegrown Miamian. I’ll tell anyone that to pinpoint exactly where I’m from in Florida.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Okay tough guy only see you do that in Philadelphia or Baltimore or in the deep South where you’ll end up mail to a tree stump and alligators in your legs for dessert

Anonymous
3 months ago

Wtf?!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Touchy. Someone must have been over the target.

Anonymous
3 months ago

How can it be racist if it’s true?……
The Biggot One, should be your name !!!

“Derogatory comment towards Cubans is more of a kind gesture “ !!!
Sure and probably according to you … “Antifa is an ideology “

You and who ever criticize a person for his nationality are a hateful human being and probably resented toward that group, in this case, Cubans !!!

I’m not Cuban but many of the people that participate here are …. I guest you calling your self “The One” you have a small ego and something else and need to compensate for that

And if you had a bad experience with a Cuban or you don’t like them because some of them have some political views you disagree with, them keep your anger to yourself and safe us your bigotry and the justification of it by saying that is it true it can’t be racist !!!😡

Anonymous
3 months ago

Let him rant in his bitter hatred. Obviously not a happy person.
Wisdom says when you hate someone is a sign of inferiority and envy.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Actually I don’t know if you’re referring to me I don’t hate Cubans I didn’t say that that was not me however what they really say psychiatrist will tell you the first act of a limited mind is violence what race does that remind you of think about that impulsive violent actions are usually attributed to animals and that’s what they’re saying not in this discussion though

Anonymous
3 months ago

You must’ve clearly ignored that documentary by Labron James did called “Warriors of Liberty City” which showed this one young girl crying because her father is black and her mother is Cuban but the Cuban side of her family disowned her and didn’t want anything to do with her because her father is a black man.

If you think I’m lying, watch the documentary.

Anonymous
3 months ago

How many black families do they same when one of the parents is white ?? It’s even ok to see in Oprah Winfrey show many Black people rejecting their kids dating or getting married with White people !

Anonymous
3 months ago

It’s okay when they do it! 99.9% of all modern human advancements, invented by the Europeans or Japanese, but God forbid you express such pride!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Dude, your syntax is terrible!.. I mean, it’s hard trying to read your sh!t!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Calling somebody Cuban that’s from Cuba is not racist most of the Cubans are wealthy and sophisticated what am I missing sure like every race you have some that are not as well educated or clean or smart whenever but again Google it Miami has the largest Cuban population in the United States there’s nothing wrong being called a Cuban or Mexican if I’m from Mexico or El Salvador I happen to be a sixth generation white Protestant just saying if anybody should be racist it should be me I’m a separatist not a racist there’s a big difference

Realtalk Reilly
3 months ago

Typical Miami “Mas o Menos” misconstruction