The recent controlled demolition brought down the remaining section of the previously collapsed South Florida condo building in Surfside, Fla., allowing first responders to better continue their search and rescue efforts. How does the changed landscape of the site affect failure analysis efforts? Will the newly created access to more areas of the site allow FA teams to more easily gather steel and concrete samples for testing? Or did the demolition remove possible fatigue and cracking clues that FA experts look for in these situations?
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