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At the commencement of hostilities in 1914 the design and erection of structural steel work was comparatively a new subject in military engineering, and it will be understood that an enormous amount of labour was involved in the development of the details.
Gerald M. Flood
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.
The object of the present paper is to show a method of finding the areas of reinforcements in a rectangular member subjected to bending and compression when the stresses are known.