1 April 1923
First published: 1 April 1923
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Rivet Stress.-Equals direct stress, plus stress due to distortion. Use greater factor of safety than for main members. The joint should be free from permanent distortion,
should be elastic, and should not be subject to wear.
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 :-
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.