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Live Update: Miami-Area Condo Collapse: NPR – News


The search team is working to restore the body on Wednesday as it moves to restoration work at the collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South Condominium Building in Surfside, Florida.

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The search team is working to restore the body on Wednesday as it moves to restoration work at the collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South Condominium Building in Surfside, Florida.

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Nine months before the large section of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, came down, an engineering company called Morabito Consultant had “severely degraded” concrete throughout the building, including a load-bearing structure called Corbel. I found.

A study conducted between June and October 2020 found even more serious problems than previously identified, according to documents obtained by NPR from an anonymous source. 2018 study Of a condo made by the same company.

Based in Maryland, the company is hired by the board of condominium associations and is widely respected in the construction industry. Help save another Florida condo From the collapse 10 years ago.

A Morabito Consultants spokesman refused to answer a detailed list of questions asked by NPR about the company’s work on the condominium site.

A spokesman for the Surfside Condominium Association Board of Directors said the company had never issued a clear warning to its leaders or residents of Champlain Towers South. Town officials said they were not notified of all findings.

On June 24, he believed that a 12-story structure had collapsed in seconds, killing at least 60 people and missing 80 people in a dense pile of debris.

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