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NOBODY can look at the Forth Bridge without being aware that it is great not only in size but in conception. It is a mighty work of engineering and it is also a work of art. A. Trystan Edwards
THE columns of a building are of greater importance than any other parts of the construction. At first blush, it may strike one that all parts of a building are equally important; but there is a double, or, in fact, a triple duty on the columns of a building, and hence the stability and integrity of a structure depends in a larger degree on the columns than on any other elements of a structure. Edward Godfrey
The building industry is one of the oldest in the world, for one of the primary needs of mankind is shelter. But it is only within the last half-century that iron and steel have played any large part in it. But even to-day,in the words of Professor Beresford Pite, F.R.I.B .A., in Vol. I. of "Building Construction," "The possibilities of girder and stanchion construction, especially in buildings for commercial purposes, have not yet found their limits." M.B. Buxton