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A RAPID yet detailed survey of the housing problem in the Netherlands indicates that, whereas in the British Isles house building during the period of the Great War was suspended, almost entirely; in Holland throughout the war the production of houses was maintained at a fairly high level. Indeed the provision of dwellings for the people from 1915 onwards was maintained at a sufficiently high level to relieve very considerably the housing shortage in that country.
Sir Charles T. Ruthen
BY the theorem of three moments the solution of continuous beam problems involves a good deal of calculation, and the results are open to the criticism that the assumption on which the theorem is based are rarely correct in practice, so that they are no nearer actuality than those obtained more simply by a graphic method based on the same assumptions.
The majority of the retaining walls throughout the world are at present constructed by peasants or illiterate village builders who work confessedly upon traditional lines and produce walls that resemble those of their ancestors or their neighbours.