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The expression “Building Regulations” It has come to be used very widely (and one is afraid somewhat loosely) of recent years to cover the whole range of rules applied by
authority to ensure that building shall be carried on to the advantage of the community
and not otherwise.
C. Roland Woods
THE evolution of the bridge has been one long heroic struggle on the part of man
to throw a roadway over a river or a yawning ravine. Whenever a savage stretched a rope
of fibre or a strip of hide across a river or chasm, in that lay the embodiment of the
principal of the latest suspension bridge. If he threw a tree-trunk over, he anticipated the girder bridge. When he overhung logs from opposite sides to meet in the centre, he anticipated the true cantilever bridge. If he inclined two logs or stones towards each other and covered and connected them at the top with a flat stone, he came very near to devising the cantilever and girder bridge in one direction, or the arch in the other.
Capt. R.D. Heseltine
THE floors of multi-storeyed framed buildings represent 6 per cent. to 10 per cent.
of the total cost of the structure, ignoring encasing of the main framework, and recently more attention is being given to endeavours to reduce this cost without reducing the resistance to fire or increasing the transmission of sound.
Donovan H. Lee