Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
A six-level precast concrete parking garage collapsed during erection, resulting in multiple fatalities and injuries. Haag was tasked with determining the cause(s) of collapse and the cost of cleanup and rework.
Haag forensic engineers arrived on site of the collapse of a six-story precast concrete parking garage hours after the collapse. While the site was in the midst of rescue operations by county fire search and rescue Haag was involved in structural evaluation of the existing structure with county officials, OSHA, and numerous other parties. Haag performed a 3D laser scan to preserve the scene before debris was moved for recovery operations to establish sizes and quantities for estimating purposes. We quickly provided an estimate for repairs including project schedule impacts.
Associated Consultant / Engineer:
Justin T. Kestner, P.E.
President & CEO/Principal Engineer
Primary Areas of Consulting Structural EvaluationsCommercial, residential and industrial buildingsBridges, culverts, and sign structur...