Florida condo collapse ‘extremely rare’: How Alabama beaches keep it from happening here

By Associated Engineering Press

The sudden collapse of a 40-year-old beachfront condominium near Miami Beach might be an “extremely rare” tragedy, but it has heightened the awareness this week over how similar structures are inspected and safeguarded along Alabama’s Gulf Coast… Mike Kreger, the Drummond endowed chair of the College of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama, said he thinks any provision by local governments to ensure routine inspections are occurring at the condo buildings “is very important.”

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: June 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features: