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On Monday, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., showcased the “Rapid Financing for Critical Condo Repairs Act." Crist introduced the bill to “give condo associations access to federally backed loans that can be used to make...
On the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., was able to amend the “National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act" to include the funds with the committee backing the amendment. U.S. Reps. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Dan Webster, R-Fla., all backed the amendment which also “directs NIST to identify the source of the failure, issue recommendations on how to prevent future collapses, and inform building codes for similar structures.”
"All this ominous conversation about possible future collapses and changes to building codes, board member neglect or complacency by inspectors may be an important conversation to have, but could prove to be irrelevant in ascertaining the root cause for the collapse in Surfside."