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In recent years structural steelwork and reinforced concrete have progressed upon somewhat parallel lines, and comparatively little has been done in combining the two methods of construction. This is probably due to the fact that the two methods of construction have been regarded as competitors, and the specialists in each of the methods have concentrated upon demonstrating the advantages of the one compared with those of the other.
Ewart S. Andrews
THE following remarks apply to the use of Portland Cement only, and are based on the
author's own experience :-
The time seems to be past when engineers seriously objected to the use of reinforced concrete in sea-water, although its application has not always been successful, but when this has been the case, serious faults in design or execution account for such results.
M R. SINGLETON-GREEN’S plea of contentiousness does not warrant generalisation from insufficient data nor the support of a practice which has proved inefficient under certain conditions, and is contrary to a number of ascertained scientific facts.