According to reports, after structural problems in 2018, residents of a collapsed apartment building in Miami were told that the tower was in “very good condition.”
An engineer’s report warned that the apartment needed extensive repairs before it collapsed, at least causing death 9 people, about 150 are missing.
The minutes of the board meeting seemed to indicate that Ross Prieto, an officer of the Surfside Building, stated that the meeting with residents went “very smoothly”-according to reports, after receiving warnings from reports about structural issues, Miami Herald.
According to reports, Prieto wrote in an email: “Everyone in the room responded very positively. All the major problems in their 40-year recertification process were resolved.
“This particular building will not start their forty years until 2021, but they decided to start this process as soon as possible. I wholeheartedly support this process and hope this trend can keep up with other properties.”
When approached, Prieto declined to comment-citing the advice of a lawyer.
He claimed that he “don’t remember” the email showing the cost estimate of the maintenance project.
He said: “I don’t know anything about it. It was 2018.”
Engineering report It was revealed: “Failed waterproofing is causing major structural damage to the concrete structural panels below these areas.”
“If the waterproof material is not replaced in the near future, it will cause the deterioration of concrete to expand exponentially.”
The report cited severe structural defects in Champlain Tannen, which required extensive repairs to the damaged floor slab.
It warned that the underground parking lot was “full of cracks.”
Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told reporters that he will release all documents related to the apartment.
Mayor of Miami-Dade Danielle Levin Kava Said that officials will “track what happened.”
Just 14 hours before the disaster, a construction official in Surfside stood on the roof of the apartment to check the replacement of roof anchors. Palm Beach Post Report.
Jim McGuinness said at an emergency meeting in the town that he hadn’t seen any signs beforehand that the building would collapse.
He said: “There is not too much equipment, materials or anything on that roof that caught the attention of my construction officials, which would make this place collapse shocking.”
McGuinness also confirmed that the building is inspected every 40 years as required by the Miami-Dade law.
An environmental study showed that the building was sinking at a rate of approximately 2 millimeters per year in the 1990s.
However, Professor Shimon Wdowinski warned that these findings were not intended to suggest the cause of the crash.
This 12-story apartment is built on a wetland with sand and organic filler underneath the foundation. Washington post report.
It is located on a barrier island that has risen by about a foot in the last century due to climate change.
The apartment collapse prompted building audits across Florida, including Fort Lauterdale, Hollywood, and Palm Beach counties.
When rescuers dug a 125-foot tunnel in Miami rubble, family members screamed the woman’s name
foot. Lauterdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said: “The tragedy in Surfside is undoubtedly a wake-up call for all communities with buildings built 40 and 50 years ago.
“We have too many buildings, too many people, and too many lives in danger that we can’t ignore the possibility of what might happen.”
In Palm Beach County, Mayor Dave Kerner said that after the collapse of the Surfside high-rise building, a “full review” of the building will be conducted.