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The authors, introducing their paper, amplified the methods of construction and showed. a number of slides. (Figs. 1 and 2 below illustrate the state of the building
at the time of presentation of the paper when nearing completion, and were among the slides shown.)
The “Vierendeel,” or “open-frame,” girder, has been extensively employed on the Continent and elsewhere, mostly in bridge construction. Few continuous girders of this type have been built, but many uses may yet be found for them. A paper recently published in Japan deals with a method of analysis of this highly-redundant continuous structure, and is probably the first in the field. The method propounded there is based on the well-known Slope-Deflection Method, and involves the systematic wriring of a large number of simultaneous equations and their subsequent solution by iteration.
Arbitration is a method of settling disputes by referring them to one or more specially appointed persons, instead of in the Courts. A great variety of matters can be referred to arbitration, but its advantages are greatest when the issues are of a technical nature. It has the more general advantage that the time and place of the hearing can be fixed to suit the convenience of the parties and others engaged in the proceedings. The text-books on the subject do not stress this point.