Negligence! Averting Disaster at Your Building: Lessons Learned from the Champlain Towers Collapse (Hardcover)
A relatively new building collapses, killing 98 people. There was no earthquake, no explosion, or terrorist attack.
This book probes into how this calamity could have easily been averted and provides much-needed recommendations so that this tragedy does not happen again.
In his 30-plus years of engineering and construction practice, Greg Batista, PE has a unique vantage point to the behind-the-scenes inner-workings of the construction, concrete repair, and structural engineering industry in Florida, and the confluence of the obvious and not-so-obvious issues that attributed to the deadliest building failure in modern history. In 2017, Mr. Batista was hired by the Champlain Towers, met the residents, and visited the site.
This book includes practical advice for residential building owners, condominium boards, property managers, residents, and all those concerned about their building or are looking to purchase. And as a bonus, this book includes a detailed guide for those planning to undertake structural repairs in their building and a step-by-step process for how to hire an engineer to manage your concrete repair project.
Greg Batista is a licensed General Contractor and Professional Engineer and the owner of G. Batista Engineering & Construction specializing in concrete repair engineering and construction. Connect with him at www.askgbatista.com.