Compelling Theory for the Miami Condo Collapse - 1 PDH
Webinar - Zoom Platform / $20 member; $50 non-member / 12pm-1pm; ET
May 03, 2023

This seminar will provide information on the background and nature of the Miami Condominium Building Collapse from publicly available information and will describe the Author’s theory about unique site conditions and indications that likely contributed to gradual progressive loss of pile foundation support over time leading to the sudden collapse.  The Author draws upon his personal experience from a number of collapse and damage assessment projects that he has investigated in the past that support the theory.

Speaker: Joseph Englot, PE; HNTB Corporation  

Joe has more than 47 years of experience in the design of transportation facilities of all types and the management of large engineering design projects. Joe scopes and oversees projects that reduce the vulnerability of transportation facilities to malevolent acts through the use of physical hardening, surveillance, and incident management, as well as, projects to rehabilitate and retrofit structures against the effects of natural hazards and general structural deterioration.

He also has extensive experience in damage assessment and disaster recovery of transportation facilities due to acts of terrorism, ship collision, truck collision, and storms. Joe directed damage assessment and disaster recovery projects for the 9-11 destruction of the World Trade Center, the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and was also a member of the FHWA/AASHTO Blue Ribbon Panel that developed the report Recommendations for Bridge and Tunnel Security published in September 2003. Joe is currently engaged as a NIST Disaster Resilience Fellow working on the version 1.0 of the NIST Disaster Resilience Framework.