A Newsletter from CROSS-UK 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).
Responsibility for boundary retaining wall
A reporter is concerned about a brickwork retaining wall that separates a path alongside a domestic property from an access road.
Collapse of tank falsework
This report relates to the collapse of falsework erected to construct an in situ, reinforced concrete, circular water retaining structure.
Public art structures - further discussions
A reporter has written to CROSS concerning the issue of Public Art (report 136), having had a lot of interaction with a council when I was Head of Building Control.
Substitution of cold rolled hollow sections for hot rolled hollow sections
A reporter was advised by two of their manufacturers that their buyers have purchased cold formed hollow sections rather than the hot formed hollow section which we clearly identified in our calculations.
Decorative lights and banners can damage buildings
A reporter raises concerns about large banners and decorative lights that are often put up and attached to buildings without any thought given to the engineering considerations.
Resources in a recession
A reporter raises concerns with a company’s decision to transfer an incomplete design of a large complicated project from one department to another due to budget overspend and lack of work to latter department.
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