Stability of Low-rise Buildings of Hybrid Construction. Note on Discussion at Symposium, 5 July 1978
In his opening address to the symposium held in the Bloomsbury Centre Hotel on 5 July 1978, the then President, Mr. Peter Dunican, emphasised its objectives, which were outlined in the foreword to the published papers. Unlike other recent symposia, the purpose of the papers was to promote discussion on the stability of low-rise buildings of hybrid construction and to determine whether structural engineers desired guidance from the Institution. The subject had been considered by the Structural Codes Advisory Committee and, at their request, by the Code Servicing Panel (Convener, Mr. L. R. Creasy), and a view was now sought whether such guidance should be provided or whether it would be more appropriate to keep the matter under review. Views were also being requested through a note in The Structural Engineer (see August 1978 issue, page 233). This note has been written by the Symposium Chairman, Dr. S. C. C. Bate (Hon. Treasurer). Bound sets of the papers may be obtained from the Institution, price £5 each set post-paid (remittance with order), and a transcript of the proceedings is available, on loan from the library, to members.