Al-Farooq Corporation recently traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. Their team of expert engineers were invited to the island to consult on glazing damage made to several dozen luxury high-rise residential towers.
During inspections alongside local insurance adjusters, the engineers discovered several issues. While Puerto Rico is in a high-risk hurricane zone, code enforcement in regard to exterior glazing products is inconsistently implemented. As a result, many of the buildings assessed by AFC, which were less than 30 years old, sustained significant damage during the storm.
Al-Farooq Corporation is now partnering with a team of Puerto Rican engineers to bring legislative action to improve glazing manufacturing, permitting, code compliance and installation processes. The firm’s next step is to present its inspection reports to the associations and adjusters, help them proceed with their claims, and make informed decisions for future replacement.