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SIR,--I have been eagerly anticipating Mr. Andrews’s paper on the above subject, and your March issue to hand this morning has enabled me to read it with pleasure.
On November 23rd of last yeart I had the honour of reading a paper before the Institution of Structural Engineers, on the subject of Building Regulations in which
attention was directed to the general law of building in the country, and passing reference was made to a limited number of towns where building is controlled directly by provisions in an Act or Acts of Parliament confined to that town alone.
C. Roland Woods
Perhaps this subject is a little more important than is generally realised; at any rate, it is certainly more extensive then the average engineer or contractor anticipates. The various ramifications of this specialised type of construction are considered in the following notes, and it will be seen from the chart that whereas some
sections are expanded into great detail, others are dealt with in a very brief manner. For instance, whilst the portion headed "Omitting Concrete" is divided into "Floors" and "Walls" (an arbitrary division which is both natural and convenient), the paper deals only with the former. These drastic limitations are necessary in order to keep the paper of reasonable size.