JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The courthouse is going through another round of fire protection tests to see if it is ready to open on Tuesday.
Inside the courthouse, Turner Construction is trying desperately to get the building open on time. Thursday night they tested the fire system. It's a crucial test the 350 million dollar new courthouse still has to pass. "It's going to be a full test run tonight. They seem optimistic," said Fire Chief Marty Senterfitt.
The courthouse already failed the test once this week. Now it's up to Turner Construction to get the problem fixed. We asked the chief what happens if the test fails. "The question is if it fails, why did it fail. Is it adjusting the system."
So now, engineers are going through every part of the fire protection. "They're testing air pressure, flows, everything," said Senterfitt.
If it doesn't pass, it's on to plan b. "Plan b is still a work of art," said Senterfitt.
It could mean moving stuff back to the old courthouse or using other courthouses in the district. But the chief is just hoping this is the last headache in this already controversial building. "At the end of the day it's a Turner issue and we are just making sure we're there to help," said Senterfitt.
Turner is also responsible for paying to make any repairs to the system.