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A typescript copy of this paper (3,000 words with two tables and four figures) is available in the Library of the Institution. The paper is revolutionary in its views of the fundamentals of the strength of steel.
We, the Council of the Chartered Institution of Structural Engineers, on our own behalf and that of the members of the Institution desire humbly to tender our most sincere and heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Marriage of your Gracious Majesty and her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
The possibility of multi-storey buildings being constructed in the near future with light pre-fabricated internal partitions makes it important to ensure that wind stresses are correctly calculated. The American practice of assuming the points of contraflexure in the stanchions to be mid-way between the floors can involve serious errors and the continental practice of using three member equations is a little too laborious in the case of high buildings.
Professor A.L.L. Baker