Mr. Walter C. Andrews, who will take office on October 11th, as President of the Institution for the Session 1951-1952, represents the younger generation of engineers. He is of the twentieth century and is in fact the first President of the Institution to have been born after the close of the nineteenth century. At the time of his birth
in London on March 1st, 1902, Queen Victoria had been dead just over a year and with the new reign had come a quickening in the development of new ideas in every walk of life, and in none more marked than in engineering. The age of steel and concrete had dawned, and six years later saw the foundation of the Concrete Institute, afterwards renamed the Institution of Structural Engineers.