RIVERSIDE, California (Reuters) – A new study finds that more than $3 billion in shingling is being lost to deterioration and that there are no clear plans for how to replace it.
The study by a group of architects and landscape architects and conducted by consulting firm Lighthouse, was published on Thursday in the journal Architectural Shingles.
It found that between 2014 and 2016, shingled was lost by 3,965 buildings, a loss of almost $2.6 billion.
“It’s very concerning, and we’re very concerned about it,” said Matthew A. Pendergast, an architecture professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The report was conducted by the Architecture Institute at Columbia University, which said the shingler project cost more than half a billion dollars to complete.
It estimated the total cost of shinglers to be $3.5 billion.
Architecture Institute executive director Greg Hinton said the project’s collapse is a clear indication of a structural failure that could cost tens of billions of dollars.
“This is an architecture-wide failure, a failure in terms of the architecture itself, and it’s a structural problem, not a structural issue,” he said.
The Shinglers Project, a multi-million-dollar project, is being dismantled and replaced by a $4.3 billion design overhaul.
The group that conducted the study, which included architects and developers, said the study showed that there is a lack of coordination and accountability in how the shingle’s fate is being handled.
The project was completed by the city of Riverside, which has the authority to design, construct and maintain shingls and other structures.
The architect of the project, William L. Schumann, did not respond to requests for comment.
Pendergasts, the University at Buffalo professor, said he was pleased the study found that the project is not being built on a sound foundation.
“We should be looking at rebuilding shinglies to avoid this kind of failure,” he told Reuters.
“This is a serious problem.”
A shingle is a building’s foundation that supports the shinging structure, typically a beam of timber.
The foundation of a shingle has a steel core that supports it and is attached to a wooden beam.
It is typically a one-story structure that is supported by a timber beam and supports the structure itself.
The shingelers were designed by architect William M. Stumpf, who died in 2013.
He designed structures for the United States Army, the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Penders said Stumpfe has been a pioneer in designing and constructing shingels in the United Kingdom, and that Stumpffs own firm, Lighthouse Architecture, designed the shinger for the Riverside city.
He said it is not clear how long the shingers are expected to remain in place and that they may not be available for years.
“There’s no clear timeline for their replacement.
They’re going to need to be replaced, but the market is not there yet,” he added.
Pending legislation could mean the shingships could be demolished and replaced within a few years, Pendergaras said.
“It would make a lot of sense if the legislature is able to find a way to make sure that the shinges can continue to function.”
The project is part of the larger effort to improve Riverside’s architecture, and a project to rebuild and rebuild the Riverside Public Library was also completed this year.