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  • Building collapse in Miami: Multiple factors could have contributed, experts say

    USA Today - 06/28/2021

    If the foundation was under stress and moving, it would almost certainly have been apparent for weeks, if not longer, said Mehrdad Sasani, a professor of environmental engineering at Northeastern University in Boston.

    “Usually, such failures are not sudden,” he said. “People should have seen (substantial) cracks, they should have heard noises for a long time. Unless this is an exceptional case, usually foundation failure is more gradual and there are lots of signs.”

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