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).
Structural assessments of multi-storey car parks
The parking industry has in recent years (2012) seen several MSCPs closed due to structural fears, says a reporter, which begs the question how close were they to structural failure before they were taken out of service?
Freezing splits galvanised SHS columns
Concerns were raised after several square hollow section members split vertically on a partially complete construction site.
Concern about faulty self-certification of new installation
A reporter’s client had work done in a domestic property by a specialist contractor who was registered under a self-certification Competent Person’s Scheme (CPS) but the work was faulty.
Multi-storey car parks - structural condition concerns
A reporter raises concerns about the structural condition of a number of car parks that they have worked on as remediation projects.
Multi-storey car parks demolished due to structural defects
A reporter shares their experience on two instances where their firm has prepared reports and carried out numerical assessments of city centre car parks that have led to the car parks being demolished.
Compatibility at RC column to slab joint - strong column/weak slab
A reporter who was reviewing the structural design of a commercial building raises concerns over the compatibility at column/slab joints when different grades of concrete are used.
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