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's firm was engaged as fabricators for a main contractor and asked by them to de-specify full and partial penetration butt welds and replace them with fillet welds without approval from the main design engineer.
A reporter is concerned by the reluctance of the industry to voluntarily take on board and proactively react to the lessons learnt from the fire at the Echo Arena car park in Liverpool.
This report highlights how remedial works were required in a number of residential buildings after inadequate punching shear reinforcement was identified.
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