CROSS Safety Report
Large aluminium dome failure
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A structure composed of aluminium tubes failed.
Key Learning Outcomes
For construction professionals:
Quality control and competent supervision during the fabrication process can help ensure elements are constructed in accordance with the design
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Safety lessons can be learned from the failure of a structure composed of aluminium tubes. The causes of the failure were complex but in part at least due to brittle behaviour of the aluminium at the joints exacerbated by methods used in the fabrication process.
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