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).
Temporary works propping
A reporter raises concerns about the adequacy of temporary works that were installed on site during the refurbishing of a large office building.
Suspended granite ceiling collapse
This report is in relation to the selection of fixings for a suspended ceiling of granite which collapsed in the entrance area of a new office building due to failures of the fixings.
Rendered ceiling failure
This report relates to a failure of a false ceiling below a precast concrete floor.
Concerns were raised after several arches of an undercroft style structure in a conservation area were demolished, apparently without consent.
Blind bolt failure on offshore platform
A reporter describes how there was a failure on an offshore platform of a 20t winch base under load testing.
Concerns on stability require prompt action
A reporter was concerned about overall building stability during an extension and conversion project.
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