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More buildings at the University of Missouri will be inspected

A deadly balcony collapse at a University housing complex prompted the University of Missouri to change the buildings it inspects on campus.

Now all residential and dining halls will be checked on a regular basis.

MU’s spokeman’s Christian Basi told ABC 17 News after inspecting all of the buildings after the balcony collapse they realized it was feasible to inspect dorms and dining halls on a regular basis.

Before they were inspected, but just not every year like they now will be.

Starting in September an inspection company from Georgia will begin the process.

They are no strangers to MU’s campus.

For more than ten years the company called ISES has been inspecting the education and general buildings.

However, now they’ll have 25 residential halls to add to the list.

During the inspections Dan Harrison the executive vice president of Ises told ABC 17 News he is looking for what the University’s long term capital needs are.

This means what needs to be repaired, renewed or altered.

“The purpose is to identify what the owner’s long term capital needs are associated with owning buildings,” said Dan Harrison, executive vice president of ISES Corporation.

ISES does not look for structural issues, if while inspecting they see a structural problem they would recommend another engineer take a closer look.

In May a Columbia engineering company finished their structural inspection of all University of Missouri buildings.

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