A photo of the Surfside condos in Miami, Florida after their collapse. The exact cause of the collapse of the tower is still unknown. Numerous theories have been posited and are actively being investigated. (Credit: Lynne Sladky/AP)

June 24, 2022, marked the one-year anniversary of the Champlain Towers South collapse—a 12-story, 136-unit condominium building in Surfside, Florida—tragically killing 98 people in what was the single deadliest structural failure not caused by terrorism in American history. While nothing can replace the lives lost in this historic tragedy, there are valuable lessons to be learned across the construction industry to prevent future structural failures and loss of life in sea-side and coastal buildings across the country.

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