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In his 30 years as a structural engineer, says Buro Happold chairman Michael Dickson, there was only one occasion when he had to report the discovery of 'potentially serious engineering problems' - and he did that internally. However, as a former member of SCOSS, Dickson acknowledges that there are times when the structural engineering profession needs feedback, citing examples like high alumina cement and the fatigue problems that caused the Ramsgate disaster.