SURFSIDE, Fla. – The federal team investigating the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside announced Thursday that they have completed testing at the site and collected data to evaluate the potential causes.
The National Construction Safety Team also has data provided by civil litigants after a Miami-Dade judge ordered the turnover of materials and samples to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Judith Mitrani-Reiser, the co-lead of the NCST investigation, released a statement saying experts with the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also contributed.
“After reviewing these materials, we decided to collect additional data from the collapse site that would reduce uncertainties in our models,” Mitrani-Reiser said.
The data considered also includes work by experts from the University of Texas at Austin, Utah State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
The NCST team is preparing to present an update on their investigation to the NCST advisory committee during a public meeting on Oct. 19.