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Engineer warned of "major structural damage" of Surfside collapsed building in 2018

An engineering consultant in 2018 cautioned building managers of "major structural damage" to the concrete of a 12-story oceanfront condo building that partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, according to a report released late Friday.

Why it matters: The report intended to encourage building managers to "provide a safe and functional infrastructure for the future." A "multimillion-dollar" repair plan was set to kick off soon in response to the engineer's concerns, but the building collapsed Thursday, which left at least 4 people dead, per the New York Times.

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