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The Structural Engineer

In Part I of this paper,I the necessity for minimising obstruction to the waterway was emphasised, and the shape of piers and their location and relation to currents was discussed. H.E. Brooke-Bradley

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The site of the aqueduct is at Cole End, Coleshill. The main sewer from Meriden and Solihull connects with the aqueduct at the point D (Figure 1). Sewerage is carried from D through the overflow chamber (19 C) over the valley and the old course of the River. Cole to the Control Tower (19). From this tower the sewerage is taken under the existing course of the River Cole, and also under the main Lichfield Road by means of a cast iron pipe syphon. Rising at a gradient of 1 in 14, the syphon again joins the main sewer which carries the flow to the new disposal works of the Tame and Rea Drainage Board, near Hams Hall. It will be noticed that inference is made to the old and existing courses of the River Cole. The course marked AB represents the original lie of the river some hundred years ago, but in order to supply the mill shown near the road a diversion was made. This work may have proved satisfactory during the time when the mill was in use, but, unfortunately, during the past years, severe storms very quickly flood the main road. In view of this inconvenience, it was decided to divert the river into its original course, which was then little more than a ditch course, during the dry weather. W.B. Davies

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SIR,-I listened with great interest to the paper read by Mr. Alan Moncrieff, and also to the discussion.

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Mr. W. MUIRHEAD, M.1nst.C.E. (Member), proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Andrews, whose knowledge of the subject under discussion, he said, was second to none.

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Dr. OSCAR FABER, O.B.E., D.Sc., M.1nst.C.E.(Member), who emphasised the great honour that Dr. Von Emperger had done the Institution by contributing his important paper, said there might have been question in some minds as to the value of international conferences; but when they took place within the Institution of Structural Engineers there could be no two opinions as to their desirability. The Institution was also greatly indebted to Mr. Kauf for having presented the paper, and he had paid the members the compliment of presuming that they could understand a very difficult subject with very great rapidity.

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The PRESIDENT (Major A. H. S. Waters, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., M.Inst.C.E., etc.), introducing Major Moncrieff, said that he was already well known to some of the members personally, but he was known to the Institution as a whole, not only by reason of the services he had rendered as its representative in India, but also because he was the bearer of a name which in the Institution would ever be honoured and remembered with gratitude.

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Mr. Andrews began by recalling that almost exactly ten years ago Mr. A. S. Spencer had read a paper before the Institution on the strength of beams, and had based the opinions expressed therein upon some of the results which he had found quoted in a well-known textbook, according to which the strength of steel beams under test was actually more than had been thought to be the case. Ewart S. Andrews

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DR. VON EMPERGER, in his introductory remarks, said: It is an honour and a pleasure to have been invited by the President and Council of the Institution of Structural Engineers to address you. I have for many years followed the activities of the Institution, and remember with genuine delight my association with your former President, the late Lieut. Colonel Moncrieff. The reputation which your Institution enjoys abroad is great indeed, and I assure you that I have the keenest interest in all your work, especially the papers which appear in The Structural Engineer, a technical journal which is going from strength to strength. I shall thank you if you will express my appreciation to your President and to your Council for the invitation to speak here this evening. Oberbaurat Dr. Fritz Von Emperger

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As announced in our last issue, the winner of the Brenforce Prize Competition 1933 (awarded through the generosity of the British Reinforced Concrete Engineering Company, Ltd.), is Mr. P. H. Johnson, a graduate of the Institution since 1926. Mr. Johnson, who is now 30, studied at the North Staffordshire Technical College, Stoke-on-Trent. At the end of his fifth year, he obtained a First Class Honours Certificate in mechanical engineering awarded by the City and Guilds Institute. He also obtained Honours Certificates in structural engineering and iron and steel manufacture, as well as the full technological certificate in mechanical engineering. He was apprenticed in general engineering at Robert Heath & Low Moor Limited, Stoke-on- Trent; in 1927, he went to Synthetic Ammonia Nitrates Limited (I.C.I.) in connection with the design and erection of their new factory at Stockton-on-Tees, and since 1929 he has been with the L.M. & S. Railway Company in the Divisional Engineers’ Office at Crewe. We take this opportunity of congratulating Mr. Johnson,on behalf of membersof the Institution, on his most recent success.

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