ACI 133 to help federal agency investigate Florida tower collapse

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff ACI Committee 133 on Disaster Reconnaissance will coordinate a team to assist National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) structural engineering experts study the progressive failure of a 12-story reinforced concrete structure, Champlain Towers South, in Surfside, Fla. ACI Executive Vice President Ronald Burg cited the action in a statement on…

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Engineer publicizes 2018 assessment of failed Florida condo tower

Sources: Morabito Consultants, Sparks, Md.; CP staff An October 2018 inspection report offered a cautious take on structural concrete conditions at the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association’s Surfside, Fla. property: A 12-level building whose collapse in the early a.m. hours of June 24 has triggered a massive search and rescue effort for more than 100 persons. 

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Caltrans veteran takes helm of lightweight aggregate group

Sources: Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute, Chicago; CP staff

California State University, Fresno College of Engineering Associate Professor Fariborz Tehrani, Ph.D., P.E., has been named Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute director, bringing nearly three decades of structural and geotechnical engineering experience.

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