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NIST Establishes Expert Team to Investigate the Champlain Towers South Collapse. August 2021

 

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NIST Establishes Expert Team to Investigate the Champlain Towers South Collapse

Two people in hard hats and other safety gear at the Champlain site look at small pieces of broken concrete that one of them is holding.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today the expert team members who will conduct a technical investigation into the June 24, 2021, partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida.

“In response to the tragic events at Champlain Towers South, an accomplished team of experts has answered the call to help us determine the likely cause or causes of the partial collapse,” said James Olthoff, who is performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the under secretary of commerce for standards and technology and NIST director. “I’m confident this team will work tirelessly to understand what happened in Surfside, and to make recommendations that will improve the safety of buildings across the United States to ensure a tragedy like this does not happen again.”

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A man in a hard hat and mask points to a damage piece of concrete at the Champlain Towers South site.NIST Will Conduct Technical Investigation Into the Collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium

June 30, 2021
Today the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it would launch a full technical investigation into what caused the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida, on June 24, 2021.
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