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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1991 - Academics. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 13, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19959/show/19773.

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Transcript HThe new Science and Research * was scheduled to formally open its door in February; however due to various problems the date was set back. The new building is located between the Wortham Center and Science and Research Building II. Photo by Danny Rodosovich. Tn the early stages of construction, -^many students and faculty were anxious to see the final product. The building took approximately one year to complete. Photo by Danny Rodosovich. Houston Science Center Bad weather, changes delay opening The Houston Science Center, fondly known as the "Chu House," was ready for occupancy at the end of April. Physics Professor Paul Chu and his associates from the Texas Center for Superconductivity began setting up their research equipment on April 22. The building was not completely finished by the end of April, Project Manager Jerry Owens of Pep- per-Lawson Construction Inc., said. *'There will be some minor things that need to be adjusted, but the professors can start moving in and setting up their research/' he said. The orginial completion date was Feb. 22, 1991, but bad weather and changes made at the request of the UH administration caused delays, Owens said. "We've had about 30 days of extension because of the rain and we had at least that many days because of changed orders," he said. Pepper-Lawson, the project's general con- trator, incurred monetary penalties in the early stages of construction because of unnecessary delays, but the numerous order changes made by UH had cancelled the penalties, Owens said. Pepper-Lawson Superintendent Mike Brumley said, "We have at this time about a hundred changes that are in effect. Each and everyone of those may extend the contract. Some are major and some are not." Alterations made on the center may add or deduct on to the original cost of construction, which was about $14 million, Brumley said. The building has a flat roof, which is popular in Houston, but concerns had risen that the flat roof may leak in the future because of its characteristic to accumulate water. "As a general rule, flat roofs are more prompt to leak than sloping roofs," Lannis Kirkland, architecture professor, said. "But there's a lot of flat roofs in Houston that do not leak. The Architecture College Building has a sloped roof and it leaks. There's no real foolproof way with as much rain as we get in Houston." The building's formal opening was anxiously awaited by both students and faculty, but the prestige it would bring to the university was worth the wait. -Courtesy The Daily Cougar 'T'he final touches, planting the *■ trees, on the new building were planted during the summer before the official opening, which was in the fall. Photo by Kyle Saenz. 132 Jf Academics Science and Research 133