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As the title of this paper suggests the author is to deal with the future of welding as applied to seuctural engineering, and it is his intention to confine the paper to the broad principles upon which the future of welding will develop in regard to this class of work. In order, however, to obtain a grasp of the potentialities of welding it is necessary for one to be fully conversant with the progress which has been, made up to the present time. It has been the experience of the author to find that there is still a large number of engineers who know very little regarding the applications of the welding process both to design and construction.
I am pleased that Mr Cheng Chee Chai agrees with so many of the points raised in my viewpoint. The viewpoint was, of course, a challenge to us all to examine ourselves in comparison with the past and our contemporaries today. The next step must, of course, as I mentioned, be to act on the results of our examinations, making use of and building on what we have found.
Robert Tristram (G) writes:
Some very interesting points have been raised by Dennis Waite and Donald Evans (5 September and 3 October). Few would disagree with the statement to the effect that Codes should be written for the acceptance of fools and the guidance of wise men. Also, it does seem that a great deal of innovative design is stifled by unimaginative and defensive approving authorities: the idea that an approving engineer might be of an altogether lower level of proficiency than the designer does give some cause for concern.