Multistory buildings in Florida are typically built out of reinforced concrete columns, beams, and floors. The benefit of reinforced concrete combines the tensile capacity of steel with the compressive strength of concrete. This type of construction has been used since the 1870’s and is one of the most economical and durable ways to build a structure. But like all types of buildings, there are best practices for construction and especially maintenance.
The Champlain Towers South Condo Collapse in Surfside, Florida came as a complete surprise to many people. Fortunately these types of building failures are extremely rare. Condo residents do not need to panic, but the reality of the situation is that building maintenance and repairs are necessary for every type and age of building.
If you have questions about the structural health of your building, contact our office to see how we can help today. Our goal is to help guide owners to make the right decisions in regards to inspections, repairs, and planning for the future.