Author: Moir, C M;Kenedi, R M
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Moir, C M;Kenedi, R M
To be elected Chairman of any Branch of this Institution is a compliment; to be elected the first Chairman of a new Branch is a distinction; to be elected first Chairman of the first Branch to be founded in this country since the Institution was granted a Royal Charter is, in no uncertain sense, an honour. I appreciate gentlemen,
the fact that you have selected me to stand at your head in this important venture. It shall be my endeavour during my term of office to promote the aims for which both the Institution and the Branch exist, to bear in mind the interests of our members in the Northern Counties, and to assist you in the responsibility of our position.
W. Fisher Cassie
It is to be expected that the whole field of research work at the Building Research Station is of interest to the structural engineer, but in preparing a paper for this Institution it was clearly impracticable to cover this field. It is necessary therefore to explain that the author has chosen to describe a limited number of investigations now proceeding at the Station which were thought to be of particular interest to those concerned with structural engineering design. Two divisions of the Station are concerned primarily with engineering problems, namely the Engineering Division, headed by Dr. N. Davey, and the Soil Mechanics Division, headed by Mr. L. F. Cooling. The author is technically responsible for the structural aspects of the work in the Engineering Division and has therefore confined his remarks in the present paper to this limited field.
Twentieth-century craftmanship based upon the traditional spirit of the ancient craft guilds, is displayed in the pair of candelabra and the cigarette box which have been made from the oak of structural timbers taken from the historic London buildings Westminster House, Staple Inn, and the Charterhouse, all of which date from the 14th to 17th centuries.