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Mr. E. H. BATEMAN, introducing the paper for discussion, gave a brief synopsis of the paper illustrating his remarks by blackboard sketches. He drew particular attention to the new method of analysis for multistorey frames by remainder-distribution, which he
claimed had special advantages in connection with the determination of stresses due to wind forces; in this connection he mentioned the Fifth Report of the Wind Bracing Sub-committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Proceedings, March, 1936) in which were recorded the times required to solve a particular problem by the methods hitherto available, namely, the moment-distribution method of Professor Hardy Cross and Dr. Goldberg’s adaptation of the slope deflection system.
The PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTION (Lieut.Colonel C.H. Fox, O.B.E., BSc., F.S.I.), extended a hearty welcome to Mr. W.T. Halcrow (Vice-President of the British Section of the Societe) and his fellow members, and added that the Institution would have liked to have welcomed also Sir George Humphreys (President of the British Section of the Societe), but unfortunately had not that opportunity owing to his absence abroad.
DURING the past ten years a striking increase has been seen in the number of hydraulic installations throughout France.