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Board probes engineers of $60 Million cracked stadium

Suspected engineering flaws that closed a $60 million high school football stadium could lead to discipline of the engineers involved in the design, according to a June 19 report in the Dallas Morning News.

The Texas Board of Professional Engineers’ investigation, headed by Rick Valdes, is currently ongoing, according to a spokesperson for the board. The aim of the investigation is to determine if any rules or laws had been broken in the construction of the stadium. The stadium, which opened in 2012, closed this year after school officials noticed cracks in the structure.

The stadium’s designing company, PBK, has had a history of engineering mishaps. The school district of Grand Prairie has had to cover approximately $4 million worth of repairs due to engineering errors at Reagan and Seguin Elementary schools, which were designed by PBK.

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