The first Newsletter from CROSS-UK following the expansion into fire safety.
Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures UK (CROSS-UK)
Read about how we have improved CROSS-UK and expanded its remit to include reporting on fire safety.
CROSS for fire safety
Neil Gibbins discusses CROSS’s expansion into fire safety and the benefits that this will bring to the fire safety sector.
The risk of collapse of multi-storey CLT buildings during a fire
A reporter presents concerns about the fire safety of multi-storey buildings comprised of cross-laminated timber (CLT) structures.
Dangerous design of a retaining wall
Serious errors were made in the input to a computer program used for designing a 1.8m high retaining wall.
Contractor notches steel transfer beam
A transfer beam with 50mm thick flanges supporting a four-storey building was notched, without approval from the design engineer, to accommodate suspended ceiling fixings.
Major safety defects in hospital
A number of construction defects were found in a hospital following the inspection of the external wall system.
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