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Recent Reports

781 Quality of design and construction of a major bridge structure

This report concerns the design and installation of the bridge bearing zones on a new precast prestressed reinforced concrete viaduct.

793 Street sign collapse causes fatality

This report highlights the potential dangers of street signs on fixed vertical supports subject to wind loading.

Current matters
under consideration


  • Quality of construction
  • Fire in buildings
  • Quality of supervision on site
  • Use of Resident Engineers
  • Robustness
  • Weather damage to buildings

Reports on these subjects are sought, as well as on any other concerns.

Recent Publications

November 2018      SCOSS Alert - Effects of Scale

October 2018          CROSS Newsletter No. 52


CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety)

CROSS depends on individuals and firms participating by sending reports of their experiences and concerns on structural safety in confidence to CROSS.

Reports submitted to CROSS are completely confidential and neither personal details nor information that could be used to identify a project or product are seen by anyone other than the Designated Persons as detailed on our People page.

Visit our Confidential Reporting page to find out more about our scheme or if you have an experience that could be useful to others, please contribute by submitting a report.




Recent Publications from CROSS International Partners

Recent publications from CROSS International partners include:

December 2018      CROSS-AUS Newsletter No. 1


Weather Damage Reports

Severe weather events have caused extensive damage and disruption to infrastructure and buildings with serious consequences for many.

Creating a record of damage to buildings and structures has the support of MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) and other government agencies in the UK to help formulate long term strategies for the Building Regulations.

The CROSS system will be used for collecting and processing information on weather damage. Visit our What To Report page for more information or submit a report on weather damage.


Get It Right Initiative (GIRI)

Research by GIRI revealed that a large proportion of construction errors, costing the UK industry billions a year, are rooted in deficiencies or changes in design.

The Guide to Improving Value by Reducing Error comprises of twelve principal recommendations that can be applied to any project, particularly at its commencement and during early design stages.

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