Author: Clayton, A J H
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Clayton, A J H
An Ordinary General Meeting of the Institution was held at 11Upper Belgrave Street, London, S.W.1, on Thursday, 26th October1944, at 5.30 p.m. Mr. P.J. Black, M.I.Struct.E., L.R.I.B.A. (Past President) was in the Chair.
Buildings of all kinds have been subject to damage by aerial attack within the last few years. Some have been completely destroyed: many more have been slightly damaged and repaired by straightforward building methods; but a number of others have been so seriously damaged as to present a problem in deciding how much of the structure should be rebuilt, and how much could be economically repaired. It is with the latter type of case that this paper will, deal, and particularly with the repair of the more frequent forms of damage to structures of common type.
REPLY TO DISCUSSION AT LEEDS
Mr. Squire thanked the members for the appreciation they had shown, and said he was glad to have had the opportunity of meeting the Yorkshire Branch. Their Chairman, Mr. Lloyd Jones, had given them a parable of the camel and the donkey. Perhaps they might change the metaphor slightly and substitute the horse and the ass. Now if we mate these two we get the mule, and if we combine steel and concrete we get reinforced concrete. The mule is very stubborn, but, if we know his ways he can on occasion be more useful than either the horse or the donkey. Quite similarly, if we understand our reinforced concrete thoroughly, it may be used with greater advantage than either steel or concrete alone in certain cases. The essential point is to get to understand your mule.