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CROSS-UK Newsletter 66

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CROSS-UK Newsletter 66 has been published which includes expert comment on fire and structural safety reports.

CROSS-AUS Newsletter 7

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A Newsletter from CROSS-AUS containing reports on structural safety issues.

Concern that the structural design of some recent buildings may not have been checked

A reporter has become increasingly concerned that some buildings may be structurally non-compliant for a number of reasons.

Fire in roofs containing PV panels

A reporter is concerned about the monitoring of photovoltaic panels and whether all the possible lessons are learned from current experience.

Unsafe design of retrofit cantilever balconies

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A structural assessment of a number of new balconies being added to an existing building revealed critical concerns in respect of fixings back into the existing brickwork.

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Fire protection to car park steel frame

A reporter is concerned about the fire protection of a steel framed car park above a retail unit.

Stone cladding panel concerns

A reporter is concerned in respect of the risk of failure of stone cladding panels.

Plastic composite fencing

A reporter is concerned about the possibility of fire spread between buildings when the external plastic composite fencing is involved in a fire.

Misleading instructions for a structural component

A reporter confirms the difficulty encountered whilst endeavouring to ensure cast-in insulated connectors supporting a parapet wall and balustrade were properly fixed.

Missing fixing strap on Light Gauge Steel Framing System may affect fire performance

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A reporter has become aware of several cases where a critical strap has not been installed within a Light Gauge Steel Frame external wall system.

Metal cladding panels fail and fall to ground

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During high winds, a number of metal cladding panels failed and fell to the ground from a tall commercial building in a major UK city.

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Your report will make a difference. It will help to create positive change and improve safety.

Our secure and confidential safety reporting system gives professionals the opportunity to share their experiences to help others.