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CROSS Safety Alert

Structural stability/integrity of steel frame buildings

Region: CROSS-UK, CROSS-AUS, CROSS-US Published: 1 February 2017


There are occasional collapses of steel frame structures during construction and this Alert is to draw attention to matters which need to be borne in mind by designers, fabricators, and contractors.

A number of areas of concern for unusual structures are listed and although they are not definitive nor are they complete should be taken into account at high levels with the design and the construction teams.

Topics include those prior to construction and those during construction.

Note: this Safety Alert was published by SCOSS (Standing Committee on Structural Safety). Since March 2021, SCOSS is integrated under the name Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures (CROSS).

Who should read this?

Asset owners, architects and designers, steelwork fabricators, main contractors, building control officers.

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