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Professional Engineers Want Florida Legislators to Enact Surfside Working Group Recommendations

With the 2022 Legislative Session starting this week, Florida’s professional engineers (PEs) will gather in Tallahassee to encourage lawmakers to consider establishing stronger structural and building safety inspections and to support legislation that enhances...
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Florida Delegation Secures Funds to Have Feds Investigate Surfside Condo Collapse

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.”

Ricardo Wolf: Who is to Blame for Collapse of Champlain Towers in Surfside? A...

"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."

DEO Opens Florida’s Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Hurt by Surfside Condo...

The application period opens on July 9, 2021 and will be available through August 9, 2021.

South Florida Congresswoman Brings Out the Rebuilding Communities After Disasters Act

The South Florida congresswoman’s office noted that the recent collapse of a condo in Surfside helped lead to the proposal. 

Florida DEO: SBA Loans Available to Small Businesses, Non-Profits, Homeowners Impact by Surfside Condo...

The SBA authorized an Administrative Declaration for Miami-Dade County, as well as the contiguous Florida counties of Broward, Collier, and Monroe, in the form of low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Business Physical Disaster Loans, and Home Disaster Loans to eligible business owners and homeowners impacted by the Surfside condo collapse.