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This Week in South Florida: Rick Slider

Structural engineer Rick Slider discusses Surfside building collapse on TWISF
Structural engineer Rick Slider discusses Surfside building collapse on TWISF

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Newly released records suggest serious structural concerns at Champlain Towers South three years ago that were just beginning to be addressed.

With anecdotal accounts from before and after collapse, we find a trail for investigators that will be pinpointing what tripped the catastrophic collapse.

Building records from the City of Surfside about the building include detailed documentation of problems there.

The building was starting its mandated 40-year recertification, and in preparation for that, engineers’ inspections and findings identify issues that apparently remained open for the past three years.

Rick Slider is a structural engineer and forensic consultant on cases of building construction and deficiencies. He reviewed the records from Champlain Towers South and joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to discuss.

Their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."