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577 Bridge wing wall collapse

The masonry wing wall of a bridge fell as a single section and came to rest against an adjacent pile. Although the roles and responsibilities placed on individuals on site was clear, there was a lack of direction on who held ultimate responsibility for identifying the need for temporary works.

533 Installation of PV panels

A reporter's firm used to carry out design work for installers of PV panels, many on domestic roofs. Unfortunately, because the market was buoyant, many 'engineers' entered the market and drove the prices for assessments down by undertaking far less rigorous analysis, and suggesting that far fewer fixings were adequate.

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Structural-Safety

April 2016 CROSS Newsletter No 42 published 

ICE Health and Safety 2016 event on Culture, Leadership, Ownership, 13 May 2016 - London Register now

AVOIDING DESIGN ERRORS
Lessons from forensics and their application to engineering design, 24 May 2016 - London Register now

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  • collects confidential data on the concerns of structural and civil engineers and others
  • provides comments in relation to these concerns
  • maintains a data base of reports and publications
  • collects data from public sources on failures, collapses and relevant incidents
  • considers whether unacceptable risk exists, or might arise in the future
  • promotes a positive attitude to learning from experience
  • influences change to improve structural safety.

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