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 proprietary timber roof system spanning 8m over a school hall collapsed. The roof was constructed in 1959, and formed from a ply-web beam system, with hardboard ceiling and ply deck and asphalt covering.
Temporary structures, such as stages, marquees, lighting towers, video screens and the like are erected at a huge number of events in the UK each year. A reporter who inspects many such structures raises concerns that the systems in place for ensuring their stability are not working.
A reporter who has been pricing PV installations for portal frames would like to draw the attention of CROSS to concerns regarding issues that are emerging within the industry.
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