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 states that during a parapet raising scheme over a mainline railway, a void up to 300mm deep was identified below existing coping bed level.
A reporter discusses the clients and principal contractors duties regarding the stability of existing structures on site, particularly those scheduled for demolition.
During an investigation of a balcony construction, a reporter discovered serious inadequacies related to a total lack of coordination between sub-contract work packages coupled with a lack of appropriate supervision.
A reporter highlights that the risk of spread of smoke, hot gases and flames due to deficiencies in service ducts is an important subject that needs detailed investigation.
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