1 April 1923
First published: 1 April 1923
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MEMBERSHIP. The present membership of the Institution of Structural Engineers, and its comparison with the figures for the two previous years (as the Concrete Institute) is shown in the following table :-
It is a matter of gratification to hear of the kindly and tolerant spirit with which my paper on shear reinforcement was received at its reading on February,22last. It is infinitely better to thank a man for telling you a thing with which you do not agree, and then to turn around and make a straightforward statement as to why you do not agree with him, than it is to suppress the publication of his remarks because you cannot agree with him, and fear the effect of those remarks on others who might be influenced. Edward Godfrey
The evidence which has been given before the Royal Commission on London Government by representatives of the Metropolitan Borough Councils and by the Metropolitan Boroughs Standing Joint Committee, is of more than passing interest to the Engineer and Architect engaged in practice in the London area, and it should be carefully watched, in order that the present system, dealing with the control of the erection or alteration of buildings, is not made more dificult or confusing.