NIST Florida Condo Collapse Probe Develops Dozens of Hypotheses

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Final recommendations for change expected by the end of 2024.

June 13, 2022
James Leggate - Engineering News-Record

Federal investigators looking into the causes of the partial collapse of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South residential condominium in Surfside, Fla., last year have developed about two-dozen hypotheses, and are working to prove or disprove each, using a growing collection of evidence. They aim to issue recommendations for changes to building codes and standards, in an effort to avoid a similar tragedy, by the end of 2024.

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