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 shares how they have experienced a spate of wind related incidents where structures which have been designed in accordance with normal practice using current codes have suffered damage.
A reporter wants to highlight the problem of builders working off plans provided by an architect or surveyor and assuming that section sizes shown on their drawings are structurally adequate.
A structural assessment found that steel columns encased in concrete to mid-storey height were heavily corroded directly above the top of the encasements.
A reporter was recently investigating a ‘near miss’ involving concrete construction in which pre-cast and in-situ concrete were used in combination.
Concerns were raised about a proprietary design software after a building control officer noticed a regular error appearing while checking calculations provided to them.
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