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<h4>Partial collapse of the outer skin of a cavity wall</h4>

Partial collapse of the outer skin of a cavity wall

This CROSS Safety Alert deals with the aftermath of the collapse of part the outer skin of a cavity wall at Oxgangs Primary School Edinburgh.

<h4>Roof collapse due to rainwater ponding</h4>

Roof collapse due to rainwater ponding

This CROSS report highlights the structural risk caused by rainwater ponding on relatively flat roofs.