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 provided a list of 40 whisky warehouse buildings that had collapsed in the recent heavy snow conditions in northern Scotland (January/February 2010).
A reporter says that nine agricultural buildings have collapsed in the past few days in a region of north east Scotland where there is currently (January 2010) 1.2m of snow.
The reporter raises concerns that the snow loading situation with regards to agricultural buildings (in Scotland) and perhaps all buildings may require review.
The reporter who is a local authority Environmental Health Officer raises concerns over the use of water filled plastic containers being used as anchors/ballast at festivals.
There were heavy snowfalls over the entire United Kingdom in the winters of 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 and CROSS received a number of reports, mostly from Scotland where a significant number of buildings suffered roof collapses.
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