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On a motion proposed by the President a vote of thanks was unanimously passed to the scrutineers.
THE PRESIDENT (Professor H.J. Collins) , introducing the author, said that prior to his present appointment, Mr. Nevard had spent most of his career in the Timber Mechanics Department of the Forest Products Research Laboratory, and was responsible for much of the testing of timber therein carried out with a view to formulating Stress Grading Rules. He had been a member of many inter-Departmental and British Standards Committees, and had taken an active part in introducing timber economics into the Government building programme during the war years.
The name shell construction indicates very clearly the type of structure it implies, that is, a structure forming a roof of very thin reinforced concrete construction and like an egg shell-very strong.