Wet Weather Wreaking Havoc on Construction Schedules

The unusually wet summer of 2013 is wreaking havoc on construction schedules in the Piedmont Triad and western NC counties. While projects like BSC Holdings’ Lofts at Little Creek in Winston-Salem have experienced unexpected delays that are unwelcome to the developers, probably the most dramatic impact of these weather delays has been on a student housing project in Boone, NC. From a story in the Winston-Salem Journal:

Alexandra Cramer never thought that she would begin her junior year at Appalachian State University living in a Super 8 Motel.

Cramer is one of about 500 Appalachian students living in hotels because The Cottages of Boone, a student housing complex, is not finished yet…

The Cottages are owned by Capstone Collegiate Communities and will be the largest off-campus housing complex in Boone, designed to house almost 900 students, John Vawter Sr., principal of Capstone, said Tuesday…

“We have been working on this project for over a year and half and nobody is more disappointed that we didn’t deliver than we are,” Vawter said.

He said that the rainy weather caused delays and cost the company millions…

Vawter said he expects the majority of the students in hotels will be moved into The Cottages over the next week and a half, but that a group of students in one building may not have housing for another 60 to 90 days.