Author: Paris, A
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THIS subject is of particular importance in these times of shortage of bricks and skilled labour, since concrete block building provides a simple means of obtaining a really satisfactory substitute for the older methods, and offers a solution to the present difficulties.
Major W.H. Smith
AT the present time there are so many varieties of roof coverings on the market from which to choose, that it has become a problem for the discerning architect or engineer to decide definitely upon which class of roof covering to specify for the building he may have under consideration. This is a much more important item in building construction than seems to be generally recognised, and one to be decided early, as the type of covering to be used has an influence, not only on the roof design, but on the whole supporting structure. A new roofing, however efficient and economical in actual use it may be, does not always appeal immediately to the conservative architect or engineer. He probably has had experiences, or is profiting by the experiences of others who have been carried away by the verbosity of the salesman to his ultimate disillusionment. The architect and engineer must be satisfied that the material he proposes to employ on his roof is the most efficient and economical he can procure, that it will be suitable for his purpose, and that, when in use, it will be a lasting
credit to himself and satisfactory to his client.
The following simple problem in Graphic Statics is supplied by The Bennett College, Sheffield, the Governor of which will give a prize of 10s. for the best solution. In allowing points, neatness will receive the same consideration as accuracy.