WTF is collapse prone concrete

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Ihearye
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who produced this stuff.? Dodgy cladding and we are hounding every man and his dog for a racist crime. Crumble prone concrete and its the governments problem
Red Duke
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Ihearye wrote: 02 Sep 2023, 17:19 who produced this stuff.? Dodgy cladding and we are hounding every man and his dog for a racist crime. Crumble prone concrete and its the governments problem
Because it involves public buildings and so it is the Government's responsibility. I have not read that it has been used in housing.

It is a case of you reap what you sow. If you choose cheap options, it can often come back to bite you. Along with the poor maintenance of buildings it is not surprise. Also ignoring warnings of a problem has led us to where we are today.
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longmover
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Ihearye wrote: 02 Sep 2023, 17:19 who produced this stuff.? Dodgy cladding and we are hounding every man and his dog for a racist crime. Crumble prone concrete and its the governments problem
The government were warned that this would be an issue and have 'chosen' not to do anything about it.
RegencyCheltenhamSpa
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Pate’s was demolished and rebuilt in the mid-90s after the 60s/70s concrete started crumbling.

Short-term thinking, wanting something for nothing, and spivs have been plaguing Britain for decades.

I doubt it will be long until we hear that around the country Councils/Government thought they were buying normal concrete which they paid for, but spiv developers used cheaper raac and split the difference with corrupt councillors.
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RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 09 Sep 2023, 10:47 Pate’s was demolished and rebuilt in the mid-90s after the 60s/70s concrete started crumbling.

Short-term thinking, wanting something for nothing, and spivs have been plaguing Britain for decades.

I doubt it will be long until we hear that around the country Councils/Government thought they were buying normal concrete which they paid for, but spiv developers used cheaper raac and split the difference with corrupt councillors.
Do building specifications go into such details? If they do, it will be easy to lay blame at the right door.
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