The Hidden Defects Lurking in Many Commercial Buildings

Source:, December 9, 2021
By: Nick Pipitone

Many building owners may have been thinking about construction defects over the summer after the condo collapse in Surfside, Florida. The tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South killed 98 people and set off a frantic search-and-rescue effort amid the rubble and debris that lasted for 14 days. A 2018 structural survey of the 15-story condo said waterproofing below the pool deck was causing significant structural damage to the concrete slab below the area. Investigation into the exact causes of the building collapse is still ongoing, and the legal and regulatory fallout from such a momentous disaster has only just begun. Read more.

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