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Missing Building Materials Raised Serious Risk from Hurricanes

Summary:


This view features trusses, which represented another significant defect
due to inadequate bracing and tie-downs.

Plaintiffs in Miami sued defendant developer of hundreds of fourplex units for construction defects related to its dismal failure to meet building codes designed to protect structures from Category 3 and higher hurricanes. Ultimately, local authorities condemned every structure involved in the dispute. The lawsuit focused on whether or not the cost of remedy required complete rebuilding from the slab up.


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