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).
Repeating the same design mistakes
A correspondent who investigates engineering failures has shared common errors which engineers keep repeating.
Rotting of cross-laminated timber (CLT) roof panels
This report highlights how a reporter discovered rotted CLT roof panels during the investigation of a roof that had been leaking for a few years.
Fire resistance of multi-storey car parks
A reporter visited a recently constructed car park which contained some of the same design issues discussed in the February 2018 Standing Committee on Structural Safety (SCOSS) Alert on Fire in Multi-Storey Car Parks.
Late detection of flange/web splitting on steel beam
A reporter noticed a crack at the interface between the flange and web for a chord member in a steel truss while it was being loaded on to a delivery truck.
Safe use of lifting magnets
A reporter highlights how a two-tonne lift using magnetic lifting equipment was abandoned, averting a potential high consequence event.
Collapse of unsupported deep trench excavation
A worker was trapped within a partially collapsed excavation which was unsupported and not suitably benched.
A reporter highlights how, following modest levels of snow fall in the winter, scaffolding erected in order to support a temporary roof collapsed inwards.
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