I can only tell you that any building constructed with any governmends is required to have a contracting officers representative (COR)..The COR makes periodic checks through out the construction, prepares a check list and must review it with the construction manager or his/her representative. At the end the COR must make sure all issues are corrected and project was done according to contract..The COR has considerable power. I assume this project had a COR and he/she should be on top of this. Contractor will have a certain length of time to make corrections before penalties are assessed.
I would think you could find answer to passing or not passing from college administrators.