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Initial Investigation into the Partial Collapse of the Chaplain Towers South (CTS) Building in Surfside Florida

February 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

On June 24, 2021, the Chaplain Towers South building in Surfside Florida collapsed without warning. The initial collapse occurred outside of the building tower, in the pool deck region. Seven minutes later, the central portion of the building collapsed; the eastern portion of the building collapsed quickly after that. The western section of the building remained standing. Professor Lehman worked with an investigative journalist team at the Miami Herald led by Sarah Blaskey to investigate the partial collapse using tools and technologies she had developed through her research on seismic evaluation of existing buildings and design of new concrete connections. The primary objective of the investigation is to understand how initial damage in a pool deck could lead to partial collapse of this flat-plate cast-in-place reinforced concrete structure with an eye towards improving evaluation methods for these structures.

Details

Date:
February 10, 2022
Time:
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.skghoshassociates.com/seminar-id-SK2022SWL078/

Venue

Webinar
Webinar United States

Organizer

S. K. Ghosh Associates
Phone:
847-991-2700
Email:
kbhaumik@skghoshassociates.com
Website:
skghoshassociates.com