I do not know. I never had any contact with Cheryl, only a young producer and older, (seemed to be very experienced) camera man. No logoed trucks.
I presented a great deal of facts (see my web site, here:
For the producer to review. But only the pictures (the details of the removed and gutted top floor, used in the report) where mentioned.
Seems like I have to settle for the mention of the problem, and the free props.
Let me make this clear.
Yeah, the props are good advertizing.
But, THAT WAS NOT MY INTENT!!!
Look guys. I know it in my bones (being a life long, until about 7 years ago) Chicago resident, and understanding the facts on the ground, that this is rigged.
- “Da Mayor” issued a moritorium on calling out new construction defects by the city inspectors. Source? My friend from 1st grade. Former deputy chief electrical inspector.
- Everybody and their cousin was a GC during the boom years. No expertize qualifications or certification needed to be a Chicago Licensed GC (beyond proof of a 2 Mil G/L policy). And they just hired the cheapest subs.
- According to the current local codes, any residential masonry building must be inspected, during and after construction, by the Architect or Engineer that designed the structure to ensure compliance with the approved plan. But, these builders were only employing Architects to do the bare minimum plans so as to get the permits.
- I see so much crap that I am getting just plain discusted! These people (the owners) are loosing MUCH money, or just walking away from the property.
Sorry for my need to vent. I take my clients seriously and HATE to tell them the results. It’s like telling someone that they have cancer.
Sure, they can pay alot and, usually, beat it, but what about the person who designed, built or was “responsible” ( but not really, legally) to code inspect the building that is like their body?
I am sorry.