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).
Cantilever signal base failure - holding down bolts in bending
A railway asset owner noticed that a 9m cantilever signal structure was sagging alarmingly and stopped trains on the line to investigate the matter.
Multi-storey car park foundations
Concerns are raised about the integrity of a completed car park structure following poor quality control procedures during construction.
Concerns over risky new buildings?
A reporter is becoming increasingly concerned about some of the new 'exciting' structures and buildings that are being produced, with particular concern about the use of cantilevers in buildings.
Inadequate end bearings for transfer beams
Whilst advising a steel fabricator on tendering for a transfer structure steel frame, a reporter's firm noticed a serious design error with the bearing pressures at the supports of a transfer beam.
Unconnected steel beam connection
A reporter describes how they came across a completely inadequate steel connection while attending site for another matter.
Thin stone cladding problems
A reporter was involved with two investigations which uncovered problems with thin stone cladding.
Due diligence survey uncovers fire safety risks
A reporter observed serious fire safety issues while carrying out a technical due diligence survey being undertaken as part of a building acquisition.
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