10-7-21 Aging Buildings: How Will the Surfside Condo Collapse Change the Management of HOA Controlled Buildings?

Thursday 10/7/21 – 7:30 AM

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Aging Buildings: How Will the Surfside Condo Collapse Change the Management of HOA Controlled Buildings?

The objective of this forum is to discuss what’s coming with respect to responsibilities and requirements of owners and management. Codes and requirements for developers and construction companies have been in place for a long time. All aspects of construction are inspected prior to a certificate of occupancy being approved. After that, what happens? We want to look at 4 areas:

Codes: Building codes, construction methods and materials were different than they are now. What’s different and why? What is the government’s legislative responsibilities with respect to establishing integrity at the time of construction?

DR. CHRIS J.FORD

Expert in inclusive innovation ecosystems and programs for technology transfer, commercialization, and economic development.

HANNA KHOURI

Allied AIA, PMP, FLDCP
Geotech Engineer

DR. FRED BLOETSCHER

Assoc. Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Community Outreach Department of Civil, Environmental and Geometrics Engineering

ANTHONY ABBATE

AIA, LEED AP Associate Provost for the FAU Broward Campuses
(MODERATOR)

Geo-Technical Impacts: Have environmental changes affected the ground on which the building sit? How does new construction and demolition around existing structures affect them?

Condo associations and HOAs: What best practices should condo associations and management companies employ to preserve the structural integrity and help de-risk sever damage form occurring or worsening without anyone noticing. 

 What needs to be done?

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