Discussion In Cause Of The Collapse/ Demolition Of Remaining Surfside Champlain Towers South Scheduled On Sunday, Before Arrival Of Tropical Storm Elsa
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Recalling our previous posts on the subject of Surfside Champlain Towers South partial collapse:
- Surfside Champlain Towers South Partial Collapse Update
- Lessons Learned From The Collapse Of Surfside Champlain Towers South
- 2018 Engineer’s Report Showed Major Structural Damage Before Condo Building Collapsed On June 24, 2021
- Surfside Condominium Building At North Of Miami Beach, Florida, Partially Collapsed
Due to the soon to arrive tropical storm Elsa (potentially will be arriving on Monday, July 5, 2021), Florida officials decided to demolish the remaining portion of the Champlain Towers South for safety precaution before Elsa arrives.
In this video, your host Jeff Ostroff reconstructs a precise timeline of events in the hours leading up to the Miami Condo collapse and examines the evidence to offer you our root cause and failure analysis to determine how the Champlain Towers South Condo building collapsed on Jun 24, 2021. This condo collapse analysis pulls in statements made by witnesses, and also witness videos and security camera videos which captured the condo building collapse from around the property and some video just moments before the now infamous Miami Condo Collapse. The Champlain Towers South condo complex collapse was located at 8777 Collins Ave. in Surfside, FL, which is just north of Miami beach, in the video published on July 2, 2021, “Here’s Cause Of Miami Condo Collapse Champlain Condo Towers, Surfside“, below:
The video shows sequence of collapse of the Champlain Towers South is simulated with a possible explanation for the failure illustrated, in the video published on July 2, 2021, “SURFSIDE COLLAPSE – sequence simulation“, below:
In this video we dive deep into the reports and construction drawings about some of the things the experts knew before the collapse. We also address a correction from our previous video regarding the Post-Tension cable assertion made, in the video published on June 27, 2021, “Surfside Building Collapse – Miami Florida – What They Knew and a Correction“, below:
This is not a post-tension building. It is of a conventional reinforcement design. It is also of concern or unconventional that in the contract, contractor was given permission to excavate into the core of the concrete column (at 8:01 in the video above) contained within the rebar mat. Various detailed recommendations for future engineering reports are also found in the video above.
For future building managers and construction company: it is more important to repair the structural base first before repairing the superficial aspects of the building.
With nearly 124 people still unaccounted for in the Surfside, Florida, building collapse, rescue efforts are facing more hurdles as a hurricane approaches. The remaining building structure is set for demolition on Sunday. Omar Villafranca reports, in the video published on July 3, 2021, “Remainder of Florida condo set for demolition as storm approaches“, below:
Officials in Surfside announced the demolition of the still-standing portion of the Champlain Towers as soon as Sunday, ahead of tropical storm Elsa’s landfall. As of Saturday, 24 people are confirmed deceased as 121 remain unaccounted for, in the video published on July 3, 2021, “Remaining Park Of Champlain Towers To Be Demolished Ahead Of Tropical Storm Elsa“, below:
Rescue from all over the world had arrived to help with the rescue. Question regarding the power of the condo board is also being raised, in the video published on June 29, 2021, “Day 6: Search And Rescue Efforts Continue In Surfside Condo Collapse“, below:
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and local authorities hold a press briefing on the continued response to a tragic Surfside building collapse in Miami, in the video published on July 2, 2021, “JUST IN: DeSantis Holds Briefing Regarding Surfside Building Collapse Following Biden Visit“, below:
Governor DeSantis said that there will be 100% reimbursement within 30 days for the work being done to remove debris of the Surfside Champlain Towers South building collapse.
Residents of the collapsed building:
In the video published on June 24, 2021, “Surfside Condo Collapse: Mother Saves Daughter After Both Fell 4 Floors“, below:
When Sergio Lozano left his parents’ apartment Wednesday night after dinner, he did not know it was the last time he’d see them. Hours later, the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, would collapse, taking Gladys and Antonio Lozano’s lives, in the video published on June 30, 2021, “Married couple who died in Surfside condo collapse were found together in bed, family says“, below:
Sharon Schechter said her life changed in seconds. She is among the 127 Champlain Towers South residents who Miami-Dade County authorities have accounted for after a section of the building collapsed early Thursday morning in the oceanside town of Surfside, in the video published on June 25, 2021, “Woman escapes Champlain Towers South with her dog after collapse“, below:
An 88-year-old woman says she was carried to safety as the Surfside Champlain Towers collapsed around her, in the video published on June 28, 2021, “88-year-old Surfside survivor has neighbors to thank for saving her life“, below
A boy was pulled from rubble by firefighters after part of Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside, Florida, collapsed around 2 a.m. on June 24, in the video published on June 24, 2021, “Boy pulled from rubble after Surfside building collapse“, below:
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