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 says that engineers seem reluctant to specify the grade of steel. Even when prompted, some fail to request anything other than just S275 – failing to mention JR, J0, or other grades.
A reporter who has many years design experience in timber frame construction raises concerns about a common defect they have experienced when checking calculations.
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