NHERI RAPID Aids NIST in Champlain Towers Collapse Investigation

Published on August 12, 2021


Working with the NHERI RAPID, NIST has installed accelerometers to measure building vibrations and a seismometer to measure ground vibrations at the Champlain Towers North condominium. The data from these devices will be used to validate computer modeling of Champlain Towers South, the near-twin structure that tragically collapsed on June 24, 2021.

NIST is in the process of putting together the National Construction Safety Team that will lead the technical investigation.

Read more from NIST: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2021/07/update-nists-investigation-champlain-towers-south-collapse


(Right) NIST and RAPID staff members discuss imaging of the Champlain Towers site using lidar, which uses pulsed laser light to measure distances to objects, creating a 3D representation of the site.