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CROSS-UK Newsletter 65

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CROSS-UK Newsletter 65 has been published which includes expert comment on fire and structural safety reports.

Concerns over robustness of some 20 year old buildings

Concerns about the robustness of several two-storey buildings dating from the early 2000s.

Fire protection to light gauge steel frame walls

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A disagreement between fire engineers and manufacturers on testing for the loadbearing performance of light gauge steel frame walls in case of fire has been reported.

Rotting plywood decking on grandstand

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During visual structural inspections of temporary demountable grandstands, a walkway board failed when it was walked on.

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Intumescent paint application

A report has been received regarding issues of detailing by following the relevant advice provided from an intumescent paint supplier.

Water ingress to cross-laminated timber structural frame

In an eight year old building that included cross-laminated timber construction, it was found that water penetration had caused parts of the structure to rot.

Change of use to care home

A report has been received relating to the intended change of use of a large building.

Poor quality design leads to failure for a small design and build contract

An example of a small design and build contract where poor design and management led to an inadequate structure being built.

Classification of wall linings

A reporter states that they have been looking into the Reaction to Fire Class for different products and noticed some discrepancies in the market literature.

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Our secure and confidential safety reporting system gives professionals the opportunity to share their experiences to help others.