Author: M. Greenhalgh
19 November 2018
First published: 19 November 2018
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In this article, we summarise CROSS newsletter No. 52 from Structural-Safety.
This newsletter includes reports demonstrating deficiencies and near-misses on projects large and small. The bearings on a major new bridge have caused concern. A support post for a street sign fractured, sadly causing a fatality.
There have been several reported collapses, and a grey area has been identified whereby walls were removed in a multistorey building without permission having been obtained.
As a variation on our usual theme, a success story demonstrating good engineering practice is also included.
Stephen Gregson stresses the importance of clearly defining responsibilities and interfaces when designing building facades.
Kevin Corbett and Stephen Gregson provide guidance on steps members should take to report an allegation of serious wrongdoing.