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Failure Analysis Efforts at Surfside Condo

  • 1.  Failure Analysis Efforts at Surfside Condo

    Staff Liaison
    Posted 07-07-2021 17:30

    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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    Joanne Miller
    ASM International
    Materials Park OH
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  • 2.  RE: Failure Analysis Efforts at Surfside Condo

    Staff Liaison
    Posted 08-11-2021 09:02
    Some of you may already receive news alerts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In case you do not, here's a link to their most recent update on NIST's forensic investigation of the Champlain Towers South (Surfside Fla. condo) collapse.

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    Scott Henry
    Senior Content Engineer
    ASM International
    Materials Park OH
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