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).
A reporter whose firm is involved in a partially built project worth £6m, where there is defective work and the builder has gone into liquidation, raises concerns over the role of the approved inspector.
During the construction of a block of apartments a reporter found a couple of locations on an external fourth floor wall where the load-bearing studs had been notched well past permissible depths.
A 7t steel frame designed to temporarily support part of a bridge deck during bearing refurbishments work fell from height as it was about to be lowered some 21m to the ground.
A reporter shares an experience they had whilst working for a contractor as an assistant site engineer and provides evidence of the risks associated with the reliance on self-certification of construction.
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