NACE Certified Engineers

Surfside Champlain Towers South Condominium Collapse and Condition Assessment of Nearby Aging High-Rise Buildings from a Corrosion Engineering Perspective

Our approach towards this issue from a corrosion engineer’s standpoint, is to do an inspection as well as condition assessment before making any form of judgements. Based on our years of experience, current codes for construction and inspection are not adequate from a corrosion engineering perspective because they do not consider quantitative corrosion risk assessments. The 40-year recertification cycle has failed to account for this disaster. The time between certifications should be based on the corrosivity of the environment and results from previous inspections. Identifying corrosion is only the beginning; determining its severity and responding immediately can prevent disasters and save hundreds, or even thousands, of lives.

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