The tragedy in Surfside, Fla., evoked many emotions for us all. The impact of this disaster will be far-reaching, changing many aspects of the communities we serve as volunteers, managers, and business partners. With much work still to be done, here is how CAI has provided support so far.
Although it will likely take months or even years to determine the causes behind the Surfside, Fla., condo collapse, local and state governments are examining building codes, standards and practices, and other appropriate actions to improve structural safety.
As more community associations are developed each year, management companies and boards will need to work harder than ever to locate, hire, and retain qualified community managers. Having on-the-job training is one way to ensure their career success.
Addressing unexpected maintenance often results in boards having to approve large special assessments, which can cause a financial strain to homeowners. A report from the Foundation for Community Association Research details why the unanticipated expense of repairing hidden damage can be so overwhelming.
CAI’s Government and Public Affairs Committee is considering policy reform recommendations that address building inspections, reserve studies, and reserve funding plans in the wake of the devastating collapse of Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Fla., in late June.
Community association management is a rewarding profession that comes with certain challenges, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important for managers to practice self-care that can improve their physical and mental wellness.