CROSS-UK Newsletter 73

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CROSS-UK Newsletter 73 has been published and includes expert comments on fire and structural safety reports.

Reports in this Newsletter cover the following:

  • Modular construction design concerns
  • Sudden collapse of 1850s stone balcony
  • Horizontal mains used as a solution to meet vehicle access requirements
  • Overloading of older multi storey and underground car parks
  • Use of Table B3 of Approved Document B for loadbearing external walls
  • Fraudulent use of calculations from ¬†another engineer
  • Unusual steelwork connection discovered during fit-out works
  • Student accommodation occupied before critical safety features commissioned
  • Corrosion of heritage railing leads to a fall and a near miss
  • Responsible Person failed to react appropriately to a smoke control system failure
  • Poor electrical safety standards in fire alarm installation
  • Concerns about solar PV installation
  • Who should submit designs to comply with Approved Document Part A of the Building Regulations
  • Fire safety concerns in a residential building
  • Chemical attack on structural enclosures
  • Compartmentation issues found in premises converted to residential flats
  • Engineer asked to provide calculations for a dangerous refurbishment
  • Performance of acoustic separation in a floor system

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