Related’s Beachfront Fort Lauderdale Condos Highlight Construction Challenges For Florida Builders

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When a crane crashed down mid-construction on the Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale during Hurricane Irma last fall, developer Related Group Vice President Patrick Campbell watched it happen. A downward thrust of wind, called a microburst, hit, and the crane began weather-vaning faster than usual.

“It collapsed on itself, and went through the sales center,” Campbell said.

Although it took about two and half weeks to get the crane out — per regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had to do an inspection and clear the job site — and the hurricane ultimately delayed the project about 60 days…

Read the full story by Deirdra Funcheon at Bisnow South Florida.