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    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

    The Structural Safety web site combining CROSS (Confidential reporting on structural safety) and SCOSS (Standing committee on structural safety) issues regular newsletters and includes a data base of reports, alerts and other publications.

    CROSS Newsletter No. 53 has been published and contains expert comment from the CROSS Panel on the reports below:

    • Fixing brackets for glazing systems

    A reporter’s organisation has been alerted to several cases of broken glass panels in a canopy at a transportation facility.

    • Dangerous glass infill panels on balustrade

    A reporter expressed their concern about the structural stability of cantilever glass infill panels between a steel post and hand rail balustrade system at a high-level apartment block.

    • Props to large excavations

    A correspondent is concerned about the design of propping to large excavations and particularly about the design of the connections for a raking prop to a horizontal waler.

    • Bridge bearing design and installation

    A reporter says that the issue of successful co-ordination between designers, contractors and specialist bearing suppliers is one they have experienced.

    • Remoteness of contacts and lack of supervision

    A correspondent has been thinking about the problem of lack of supervision in construction generally and has come to the conclusion that this is all part of a wider problem, namely the general remoteness of many things.

    • Major UK steel manufacturer talks about steel substitution

    A correspondent is concerned that cold formed S235 steel is being used in place of hot formed S355 steel, as this can have dangerous implications.

    • Lack of method statements on domestic projects

    A reporter has observed that where an opening is being formed on domestic properties for, say a rear extension, that the builders tend to remove the masonry and follow up with the temporary propping.

     

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