A Newsletter from CROSS-AUS containing reports on structural safety issues.
Note: this Newsletter was published by CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety). Since March 2021, Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety is renamed Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures (CROSS).
Steel connector failures and forged certificates
According to a reporter, some suppliers are receiving components that are accompanied by certificates that are potentially false or forged.
Fabrication issues with imported steelwork truss in Australia
A reporter raises concerns after a steel truss had significant defects and deflected after erection requiring rectification.
Fabrication different from design drawings
A reporter shares their experience of how a propping design they had undertaken was fabricated and installed but not in accordance with the design drawings.
Non-structural roof soffit linings - failure
A reporter has observed the occurrence of compressed fibre cement sheets becoming dislodged from the soffit of several buildings in Australia.
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