June 23, 2022—Falls Church, VA— Friday, June 24 marks the one-year anniversary of the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association in Surfside, Fla. Community Associations Institute (CAI) and our Southeast Florida Chapter are attending the Surfside Remembrance event in Surfside to honor those who lost their lives, the loved ones of the victims, and the survivors who lost their home and neighbors in the tragic collapse.
The tragedy took 98 lives. CAI members and staff are committed to pursuing best practices, education, and public policy to make sure this heartbreaking tragedy never happens again. We remember the victims and honor their memory.
A year after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia introduced legislation to increase condominium requirements for reserve study and funding. Florida, Illinois, Maryland, and Virginia passed legislation.
Florida, Hawaii, and Virginia introduced legislation addressing building inspections and structural integrity. Florida and Virginia passed legislation.
Congress established an investigation through the National Institute of Science and Technology and introduced legislation to support funding for SAFER condominium buildings (H.R. 7532).
Today, we remember the victims and their families and honor the memory of those who lost their lives. CAI remains committed to passing legislation to support condominium safety.
For more resources, visit www.condosafety.com.
**Dawn Bauman, CAI's senior vice president, government and public affairs will be onsite at the Surfside Remembrance event and is available for interviews. Interested media should contact Dawn at (703) 867-5588.**
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