CROSS-UK Newsletter 64 has been published and includes expert comment on fire safety and structural safety reports.
Fire safety risks with lithium-ion batteries
A reporter has raised concerns regarding the increase in the use of lithium-ion batteries, along with their related hazards which currently remain unregulated.
Concern over modelling of concrete frame building for construction stage
Independent check shows inadequate modelling of concrete frame building with transfer slab.
Fire protection of stair structure
A reporter is concerned about the lack of structural fire protection in a fire escape stair.
Inadequate design submissions for alterations to an existing building
An upper storey extension was designed without considering the effect on the structure below.
Cladding and decking certification
A supplier of materials refuses to provide their potential clients with their products’ Reaction to Fire Class.
Delay by party wall surveyor adds to risk
A party wall surveyor causes delay which prevents a dangerous wall from being made safe in a timely manner.
Ineffective fire socks
A reporter shares their concern about how the quality of fire stopping in a residential project was found to be substandard and the potential reasons that led to this happening.
Testing of smoke control systems
A reporter is concerned about the way that smoke control systems in residential buildings are commissioned, installed, tested, and maintained.
Basement excavation under a semi-detached house causes collapse
Basement excavation under a semi-detached house causes a collapse.
Overloading of existing steelwork frame
Inadequate structural investigations and design of alteration works leads to damage to multi-storey flats.
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