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Two Structural Failures
Sir,-Recently two structural failures occurred, which have been considered of sufficient public interest to be described in the Literary Digest, a periodical that collates Press opinion and gives excerpts of matters of unusual interest. One of these was the Gleno dam failure in Italy. The other was the total collapse of a 200-room hotel building, seven stories of which had been constructed. The latter structure was a
reinforced concrete building in Benton Harbour, Michigan, U.S.A.
THE cost of grinding the raw materials, coal and finished cement is a considerable proportion of the total cost of cement manufacture. With a view to reducing this cost of grinding, the British Portland Cement Research Association has carried out a comprehensive research dealing with some of the fundamental principles governing the crushing of materials used in cement manufacture to a greater degree of fineness.
Chas E. Blyth, Geoffrey Martin and Harold Tongue
THIS3 question of density when relating to concrete for all purposes, and particularly when the concrete is to withstand a hydrostatic pressure, is all important to the engineer, and hence it is no wonder that he is tempted to administer “patent medicines” to the concrete when he has doubts as regards its “bodily fitness.”
Alfred S. Grunspan