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).
Safety concern for outdoor video screens
This report is to raise concerns about the suitability of video screen support systems being used outdoors for public displays.
Weld de-specification without design approval
A reporter's firm was engaged as fabricators for a main contractor and asked by them to de-specify full and partial penetration butt welds and replace them with fillet welds without approval from the main design engineer.
Fire risks in multi-storey car parks
A reporter is concerned by the reluctance of the industry to voluntarily take on board and proactively react to the lessons learnt from the fire at the Echo Arena car park in Liverpool.
Swimming pool ceiling collapses
A reporter writes about the collapses of two swimming pool ceilings due to failure of the fixings.
Inadequate punching shear reinforcement in flat slabs
This report highlights how remedial works were required in a number of residential buildings after inadequate punching shear reinforcement was identified.
Execution not matching design assumptions
This report highlights how the connection of steel columns to twin beams acting as a transfer beam was overlooked and created an eccentric loading condition.
Workmanship in domestic buildings
A reporter has raised concerns after discovering a steel beam on site had its web cut away at the support without approval from the design engineer.
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