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In his articles of “The Arch and Other Theories as Applied to Portal Frames,” Mr. Loveland omits the simplest of all the possible methods of analysis, namely, that which I published nine years ago in the Philosophical Magazine.*
It is with deep regret that we record the death, on the 14th July, of Lt.-Colonel Walter Bridges (Member). He was born in 1872, and in 1891 was articled to James Simpson & Co., waterworks engineers, with whom he afterwards served as assistant engineer. In 1903 he entered into partnership with the late Mr. Hal Williams as a consulting engineer. The partnership was dissolved in 1910, and the firm of Walter Bridges & Co., consulting and supervising engineers, was founded.
A BUILDING Congress, organised by the Building Industries National Council, was held at the Central Hall, Westminster, on the 21st and 22nd July, 1943. The general object of the Congress was to enable those in both official and private positions to meet and consider some of the main problems involved in the work of the building industries and allied professions in the reconstruction period. The Institution of Structural Engineers was represented by the President, Major A.H.S. Waters, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., who spoke on the post-wag building programme. Major Waters said:-
Whatever the post-war generation may have to say about our execution of the building programme there is one accusation that can never be brought against us-that we have not talked sufficiently about what should be done. It is indeed becoming extremely difficult for one like myself to find at a conference of this nature something to say which has not already been better said at least several times.