ECHOES OF A TRAGEDY – Surfside Condo Collapse has Lasting Ramifications, Published in the South Florida Business Journal2022-06-24T18:31:47+00:00
06.24.2022 // Construction Defect, CONSTRUCTION LAW WATCH, Florida, NEWS, Press Releases, Publications
ECHOES OF A TRAGEDY – Surfside Condo Collapse has Lasting Ramifications, Published in the South Florida Business Journal

The Champlain Towers South collapsed one year ago today, claiming 98 victims, and this tragedy has created reverberating consequences over that time. Gabriel (Gabe) Z. Coelho is quoted in the article, published on 6/24,  concerning structural issues in large condo buildings like Champlain Towers.

“The problems you see right after construction grow over time,” said Gabriel. “The reason you see all the problems with concrete and balconies are all related to issues that started from the beginning.”

Gabe also mentions how the structural issues with Champlain Towers were discovered well after the deadline. He says condo associations will have to be more aggressive about filing lawsuits against contractors.

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Gabriel Z. Coelho
Miami, Florida
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