Joe Byrne, FRSA President
The collapse of the Champlain Tower in Surfside in June has produced endless speculation. Fortunately, there have also been actual evaluations of the property by many different groups. Seven different engineering task force firms have evaluated the property as well as records and reports available from prior to the building’s collapse. They should be releasing their findings soon. Those findings will definitely change how building maintenance will be done in the future for the safety of the residents of all buildings, not just high-rise buildings. Read more.