Closer Look Of Causes Of Collapse Of Surfside Champlain Towers South
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This post is for our readers who are technically oriented and are interested in every bit of details concerning the root causes of collapse of Surfside Champlain Towers South near Miami Beach, Florida. Keep in mind that there are multiple factors at play here and further investigations will reveal more details as time progresses, below:
Building Integrity examines the 2020 Champlain Towers South garage walk-through video and takes this opportunity to teach about 2-way slab stress and present the findings in a neutral way while asking the viewers to think like jurors and withhold judgment till the very end, in the video published on July 12, 2021, “Surfside Building Collapse – Did the Champlain Towers South Garage Provide Warning Signs in 2020?“, below:
In this video, why the construction work might have started at the roof, whether the roof may have been overloaded or not, and whether the roof gave out before the foundation are discussed, in the video published on July 7, 2021, “Surfside Building Collapse – Did it start at the roof?“, below:
SURFSIDE BUILDING COLLAPSE PROOF FULL DEPTH POOL DECK REPAIRS COULD START ”BUTTERFLY/ PUNCH SHEAR” in the video published on July 7, 2021, “SURFSIDE BUILDING COLLAPSE PROOF FULL DEPTH POOL DECK REPAIRS COULD START “BUTTERFLY/PUNCH SHEAR“, below:
In this video, how concrete damage can hide in a reinforced concrete structure is examined. Particularly in areas such as Plaza/Amenity/Pool decks and Planter Boxes, in the video published on July 2, 2021, “On Point – Episode 4, How Concrete Damage Can Hide“, below:
This video analyzes the new video released from eye witnesses on the north side of the building minutes before it collapsed. In this video we explain what exactly you are looking at and how it all relates to the bigger picture, in the video published on July 1, 2021, “Surfside Building Collapse – Miami Florida – An Analysis of the Moments Right Before the Collapse“, below:
In this first video of our 2 part series we look at maintenance and if it could play a role in causing a building collapse. We also show some interesting correlations between recent reports of water intrusion and discovered damage, in the video published on June 29, 2021, “Surfside Building Collapse – Miami Florida – Can Apathy Bring Down A Building? Part 1 of 2“, below:
In this video the decision making process of Condo boards and the bidding process of structural restoration projects are explained. Understanding these things brings new questions into focus, in the video published on June 30, 2021, “Surfside Building Collapse – Miami Florida – Can Apathy Bring Down A Building? Part 2 of 2“, below:
In this video other contributing factors which may have led to the eventual collapse of Champlain Towers South are being examined. Questions ranging from standing water in the garage to sinkholes are addressed, in the video published on June 28, 2021, “Surfside Building Collapse – Miami Florida – Other Contributing Factors“, below:
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- Surfside Champlain Towers South Partial Collapse Update
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- Surfside Condominium Building At North Of Miami Beach, Florida, Partially Collapsed
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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