Author: S. Hargreaves (Griffiths & Armour)
19 November 2018
First published: 19 November 2018
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S. Hargreaves (Griffiths & Armour)
This month's letters offer a defence of the Eurocodes and debate the answer to the September 2018 'And finally...' brainteaser.
All the articles from the November/December 2018 issue - a Structural Awards 2018 special.
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.