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CROSS-AUS Newsletter 11

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A Newsletter from CROSS-AUS containing reports on structural safety issues.

CROSS-UK Newsletter 73

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CROSS-UK Newsletter 73 has been published and includes expert comment on fire and structural safety reports.

CROSS-US Newsletter 4

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A Newsletter from CROSS-US containing reports on structural safety issues.

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Unsafe alternative designs for retaining wall

Several alternative design iterations, proposed by a supplier for using precast concrete wall panels for a retaining wall, raised non-compliance issues.

Structural integrity reinforcement in post-tensioned concrete slabs

A reporter has found that structural integrity reinforcement in post-tensioned concrete slabs is not being installed correctly by some contractors.

Load path and detailing issues with residential construction

A two storey residential construction using a combination of lightweight timber framing, timber joists and steel portal frames lacked attention to detail and consideration of load paths, with resultant loss of structural integrity.

Issues in structural design of a house in a highly seismic zone

A reporter's review of the structural design of a house in a highly seismic zone revealed several deficiencies with its design and detailing.