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).
Scaffold support overturns
A 5m high support scaffold screened with fabric overturned when airflow was introduced to a building.
Further report on freezing of water in hollow sections
A reporter has a further warning on the issue of freeze/thaw cracking following report 434 after their firm encountered a similar problem on a UK project and investigated the matter.
Ensuring CDM safety files are transferred after change of ownership
Concerns are raised that there is no effective system in place to ensure CDM safety files are passed on to new owners when properties change hands.
Heritage balustrade complying with current regulations
A reporter is hoping that CROSS might be able to help with some research for a heritage project.
High mast light poles removed from UK site
Five high mast light poles (HMLPs) were removed from a public site as it was considered that there was a possibility of collapse.
Number of near misses and the regulatory regime
A reporter raises concerns about the number of investigations they are working on, or of which they are aware of.
Columns missing due to 3D modelling
A new eight storey residential concrete frame building was being constructed and several columns were omitted from the ground and first floor level drawings, says a reporter.
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