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The Structural Engineer

I have read the report of the discussion on the above paper in the current issue and note that the author in reply to one of my queries, states, “the foundations were designed to allow of two additional floors being added.”

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The Structural Engineer

In November, 1935, at the invitation of the Institution of Civil Engineers a Joint Subcommittee of that Institution and the Institution of Structural Engineers was formed under the chairmanship of Mr. R.H.H. Stanger, to study the effect of vibration on concrete.

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The Structural Engineer

Mr. Andrews, in presenting the paper, took the opportunity to put a number of questions to members, in the hope that, answers might be given during the discussion. After stating that he had no connection, either directly or indirectly, with any scaffolding firm here or abroad, he pointed out that the tubes were designed originally for the conveyance of steam, water or gas, and, therefore, were designed to withstand continuous internal pressure. As we were using precisely the same tubes in scaffolding and were using them as columns, we were subjecting them to a form of pressure entirely different from that for which they were designed. His first question was whether the 6-gauge weldless tube was as satisfactory as the ordinary welded tube when used as a column. Secondly, the hollow tube, used as a column, was a very good section provided that, the load on it were concentric, but if the load were applied eccentrically the hollow steel column was about the weakest section possible. Therefore, he asked whether it was possible to load such columns concentrically. The tubes were fixed together by means of couplers, so that each coupler conveyed the load to the tube, and there seemed to be a distance of about 2 inches from centre to centre; therefore, the eccentricity on the column should be 2 inches. He had calculated that a 1 1/2 in., 6-gauge tube, 6 ft. long, used as a column, would carry about 2 1/2 tons if loaded concentrically; but the moment it was loaded with an eccentricity of 2 ins. it would carry only about 9 or 10 cwts. That seemed to be rather important in considering the design of steel scaffolding, and he hoped that an expert would describe the eccentricity on the tube and a means of overcoming it; he believed there were methods of overcoming eccentricity in steel scaffolding.

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The CHAIRMAN (Mr. P.J. Black, L.R.I.B.A., M.I.Struct,.E., Vice-President), introduced Mr. Bylander as one of the oldest memhers of the Concrete Institute, being in fact a Founder Member of the Institute, and said that he was regarded as one of tho pioneers of steel-frame buildings. His paper was a very interesting retrospect and it showed the evolution of the steelframe building.

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The subiect with which the writer has been asked to deal is a wide one for a paper which must be limited to a certain amount of space, and it has been necessary to decide what should be dealt wifh at length, and what should be merely touched upon. W.J. Hadfield

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The Margaret Bridge in Budapest, was built from l872 to 1876 by the French firm Messrs. Ernest Gouin (later known as Cie. Batignolles, Paris) whose plan was awarded the first prize in the international competition for the design of the bridge advertised by the Hungarian Government. Charles Szechy

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