A reporter raised with CROSS a series of questions and opinions about the treatment of fire risk in buildings and rule based guidance requirements.
A reporter is concerned that some organisations that they would normally expect to be appointed as principal designer or principal contractor under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are avoiding such appointments.
An issue has been raised with CROSS regarding the risk assessment process when scaffolding is present around an in-use building. It is considered that combustible scaffolding elements can potentially facilitate external fire spread, and additionally impact the performance of some of the building’s fire safety measures.
A potential issue has been raised with CROSS, regarding the order of works in partitioning assemblies and how these can affect the performance of compartmentation.
Wall ties designed to connect masonry partitions to adjacent steelwork framing were not installed leaving the masonry walls unrestrained. Walls were seen to be rocking in high winds.
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