The new courthouse is 10 days behind schedule and has failed 10 safety tests. With taxpayers having to foot the bill for yet another move, the focus is shifting to the company whose system isn't working -- TLC Engineering for Architecture.
The company is based in Orlando and has seven other Florida offices. It also has offices in Dallas and Nashville, Tenn. Its headquarters did not call back Wednesday for comment.
There are plenty of people who are frustrated by the hold up.
"It's like a treasure hunt," Henry Simmons said. "They keep telling you to go to the next step and do not pass go."
The problem with the new $350 million building is the fire safety system. TLC isn't just working on that. It is also responsible for the communications, technology and security design services.
According to its own project summary, TLC is responsible for $181.5 million of the construction costs. It's unclear if that number has changed with all the current complications.
One more fire safety test is scheduled for this weekend. If it passes, the courts can move in.
"Probably the more likely scenario is we are still looking at some delay to figure out what is happening," Senterfitt said. "We may have some sort of temporary occupancy."
The courthouse isn't the first job TLC has done for the city of Jacksonville. It also worked on Friendship Fountain with a number of other local companies. Many said the company did a great job. In fact, it won an award for its work on the fountain.
There were, however, complaints filed with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which have not yet been released.