Concerns have been raised regarding Florida’s new condo inspection law

Aerial View of Sunny Isles Beach Condo Area – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mia2you Several weeks after Florida lawmakers enacted a bill requiring existing condominiums to undergo safety assessments to maintain their structural integrity, Central Florida condominium association members had many questions regarding how the new regulations would affect owners. “It all depends on

Victims of the Surfside condo collapse may receive almost $1bn in settlement

Surfside Building Collapse Site – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov A tentative, nearly $1bn settlement has finally been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought together by the devastated families of survivors and victims of last June’s condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, an attorney announced on Wednesday. Harley S. Tropin disclosed the $997m settlement

Here’s why Florida’s first 3D printed house is still not completed

3D Printed House — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Matjazz Eight months after construction started, Florida’s first 3D printed house remains a shell of what its finished form will look like thanks to several delays.  Kyndra Light, the company’s co-owner behind the project, Precision Building and Renovating, said shipping delays and a combination of COVID-19 pausing construction

Following a $44 million restoration project, Old Florida Keys bridge reopens to bicyclists and pedestrians

Seven Mile Bridge – Florida Keys — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Mia2you Following a $44 million restoration project, a large segment of a 110-year-old Florida Keys bridge is reopening to bicyclists and pedestrians on Wednesday. Rehabilitation construction on the popular 2.2-mile (3.5-km) span of the Old Seven Mile bridge began in late 2017. Originally scheduled as

World’s first 3D-printed home showroom appears in Florida

3D-printed future home technology — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Forge Productions 3D printing technology has grown at a rapid pace. NASA is looking at its benefits in space while scientists are researching the technology for 3D printing of organs.  Now, groundbreaking advances are allowing people to print the home of their dreams. A warehouse in Brevard

Hard Rock buys The Mirage in Vegas for $1.1B

Hard Rock Hotel Coming to Las Vegas Strip — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Randy Andy Hard Rock International announced on Monday that it wants to see how a guitar-shaped hotel will play out at the center of the Las Vegas Strip. In what MGM Resorts International CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle called “a significant

Pendry Hotel opening first Florida location in Tampa

Tampa Skyline — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sean Pavone A luxury hotel brand is making its first Florida debut and will join downtown Tampa’s bustling skyline.  The luxury hotel brand from Montage International announced on Wednesday that Pendry Hotel and Resorts is coming to Tampa’s Riverwalk. A 37-story tower is scheduled to open in 2024 where

The American Society of Civil engineers grades Florida infrastructure: C

Infrastructure – Florida Turnpike North Bond – Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Florida’s critical overall infrastructure a grade of C in its report for the state released Sunday. High marks were given for the condition of its ports and bridges, but the report card also warns of

Land swap for Surfside building collapse site rejected

Surfside Building Collapse Site – Courtesy: Twitter – Image by Jason Pizzo SURFSIDE, Fla. — Surfside, Florida commissioners have rejected a proposal to trade public beachfront property to the future buyer of the condominium collapse site so that a memorial in remembrance of the 98 victims could be built there. The decision was made after

Surfside condo collapse victims and families will receive $150M in compensation initially, judge says

Scene Near Champlain Towers – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov A Florida judge has announced that victims and families who suffered losses from the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida will receive a minimum of $150 million to start. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hazman stated that the sum is a total of about