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).
Grades of steelwork
A reporter says that engineers seem reluctant to specify the grade of steel. Even when prompted, some fail to request anything other than just S275 – failing to mention JR, J0, or other grades.
Responsibility for change
The inadequate substitution of lintels led to them buckling, and the surrounding masonry cracking.
Stability of timber frame construction
A reporter who has many years design experience in timber frame construction raises concerns about a common defect they have experienced when checking calculations.
Balustrades in public buildings
A reporter had a concern regarding a timber balustrade in a showroom.
The reporter has been dealing with an application where the engineer involved discovered proprietary timber girder trusses with some glued joints that have come loose.
Unstable building due to modification work
A SCOTCROSS report relates to an old four storey building undergoing modifications.
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