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 raises concerns about balustrades on a balcony at an existing shopping centre which they feel may not be adequate for their purpose.
It has been noted, says a reporter, that a current package for pad foundation design has no factor of safety against overturning, returning a ‘pass’ for unfactored loads and a utilisation ratio of 1.
In parts of Australia, says a reporter, deep excavations in clay and sandy materials have caused damage to adjacent property and to existing buildings founded on high level footings.
A reporter is concerned about structures where cold-rolled sections depend upon the chipboard for their lateral torsional restraint, and to act as a horizontal diaphragm.
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