The owner of an emptied BC high-rise is suing city, design, and construction firms. Ishwar Puri taking a new role at a US university. Searching for answers in the aftermath of the Florida condo collapse. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in early July.
Langford apartment building: The owner of the 11-storey residential building in Langford, BC, that had its occupancy permit revoked last year is suing the seller, builder, structural engineer, and engineering firm, and the City of Langford.
Ishwar Puri: Current Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Ishwar Puri, has accepted a new role as Vice President, Research, at the University of Southern California.
Florida condo collapse: Officials continue to search for answers about what went wrong prior to the collapse of a condo building in Surfside, Florida, at the end of June. The Conversation considers how a building collapses, and how searching for answers in Surfside may improve building regulation. The Globe and Mail ran an opinion piece from engineer Hamed Layssi about inspections and building maintenance. And Le Devoir writes about lessons for Quebec in the aftermath of the collapse in Florida.