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).
In relation to the checking of calculations on behalf of local authorities for building regulation submissions a reporter is concerned about checking engineers who are paid very low hourly rates.
On two different contracts it was observed that the foundation base plates for tower cranes had suffered from low compaction of the concrete on which they rest.
During the construction stage of an arch footbridge a design error was identified that had been indirectly revealed by an associated error in construction.
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