Construction company BAM does not have to pay floor supplier Bubbledeck for the damage the company suffered after the collapse of a parking garage at Eindhoven Airport. That has the Central Netherlands court determined on Wednesday. The building partially collapsed in May 2017 just before completion, after cracks had formed in the used bubble plate floors. Manufacturer Bubbledeck received no more orders after the collapse and estimates the damage itself at around 10 million euros.
BubbleDeck was discredited because a parking garage under construction collapsed. Read the entire interview with the owner of the flooring company here
According to Bubbledeck, BAM could have prevented the collapse by acting immediately when the cracks in the floor were discovered. In an earlier interview with NRC said owner Rob Plug of “at least twenty construction errors” that the construction company would have made. The court concludes that BAM has indeed reported on the cracks in the roof floor and has conducted an investigation. There is no evidence that the company acted negligently.
Bubbledeck also demanded that statements made by BAM in one of the collapse investigation reports and a press release be rectified. BAM wrongly pointed to Bubbledeck as the culprit for the construction errors. This request was also rejected by the court. The court made no substantive assessment of the cause of the collapse.