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).
Fatality from free standing wall collapse
A report was received from a local authority about a boundary wall to the front garden of a domestic property that collapsed suddenly resulting in the death of a child who was passing.
Concrete half joints
Poor reinforcement detailing and installation in a half joint led to the collapse of a series of beams and precast concrete slabs.
Further demolition collapse
This report is of an incident that occurred recently in a UK city when a floor suffered a structural collapse during the demolition of a reinforced concrete building.
Proper design and use of cold rolled steel frames
A reporter has been designing structures in cold rolled steel for approximately twenty years, mainly portal frame buildings, and some concerns.
Serious injury from free standing wall collapse
A 100mm wide brick masonry wall in a garden collapsed seriously injuring one person.
This report is about the collapse of a flat slab building that occurred overseas whilst the top floor of the building was being demolished onto the next floor down.
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