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The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Ewart S. Andrews, Vice- President) said that Mr. Crabtree’s review of structural steelwork had been very extensive, and a study of it was most enjoyable. It contained a great deal of matter which was very interesting and useful, particularly
to younger designers who had to deal with the moments in steel beam connections, and Mr. Crabtree had given the results of many years of experience in this work. He was a practical steelwork designer, and usually there was very good reason for taking notice of anything he said.
MEMBERS we feel sure will be delighted to hear that as a result of the ballot, which is reported fully on another page, Major A. H. S.Waters,V.C., D.S.O. , M.C., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., etc., has been elected President of the Institution for the session 1933-34.
SIR,-Since writing the letter published over my name on page 535 of the November 1932
issue of The Structural Engineer, the London County Council, in the exercise of its powers under section 58 (3) of the London Building Act, 1930, has recently imposed important conditions when granting a consent to waive the provisions of the Third Schedule to such (2) that all floor constructions (other than
Act (except as regards the encasing of steel-work, paragraphs 3 and 4) so as to permit the required to carry a superimposed load of more
use of the provisions of the Code of Practice approved by the Council on February 16th, 1932 (with the exception of clause 12 of such code).