CROSS-UK Newsletter 65 has been published which includes expert comment on fire and structural safety reports.
A disagreement between fire engineers and manufacturers on testing for the loadbearing performance of light gauge steel frame walls in case of fire has been reported.
In an eight year old building that included cross-laminated timber construction, it was found that water penetration had caused parts of the structure to rot.
A reporter’s firm has been involved in the design and checking of numerous tower crane bases and have come across many examples where the supplier of the tower crane has supplied incorrect loadings. These incorrect loadings could have led to crane failures had the errors not been spotted.
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