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The science of soil mechanics has two distinct branches:
(I). The analysis, control and treatment of soils which are to be used as constructional materials.
(II). The investigation of the properties and behaviour of the soil in its natural position in the ground.
Gower B.R. Pimm
THE PRESIDENT (Mr. F. S. Snow, M.I.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Struct.E.), introduced the author, who said the building described was designed before the war and the construction was commenced before the war; it could not be claimed, therefore, that it represented the last word in structural design. For that reason the paper treated the subject non-technically and aimed to give a description of the actual construction which had taken place so far.
The examinations of the Institution will next be held at Centres in the United Kingdom and in South Africa on the 11th and 12th January, 1949 (Graduateship), and the 13th and 14th January (Associate-Membership).