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CROSS Safety Report

Steelwork delivered to site

Report ID: 80 Published: 1 October 2007 Region: CROSS-UK

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Overview

The contractor on a domestic building project reported that there were deficiencies in steelwork supplied to site.

Key Learning Outcomes

For construction professionals:

  • It is good practice to have a quality control procedure in place to inspect incoming steelwork to ensure it meets the required standard and design intent

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The contractor on a domestic building project reported that there were deficiencies in steelwork supplied to site. The splice connections were not as designed and detailed and had only one third of the required capacity. Actual members supplied were not as designed but were of a lighter weight. This was, fortunately, noticed before the steelwork was erected.

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This emphasises the importance of quality control and the use of competent organisations. All steelwork engineers know that connections are the crucial components. Any reputable steelwork company will also know this, so purchasers should beware of buying fabricated steelwork from companies who do not have adequate quality controls.

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