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MR. HERBERT E. STEINBERG proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Godfrey for his Paper. It was, he said, an unusual paper; it was much more outspoken and much more decided in its views than most of the papers read before the Institution, and, to one such as himself, who had been advocating the use of spiral columns for about 15 years, it was very refreshing to find an engineer so definite and decided on the advantages of this type of reinforcement.
I HAVE been asked by the Editor of The Structural Engineer to write an article on Housing. From a technical point of view, I suppose the great majority of my readers know much more about it than I do myself; but I have lived for 20 years in what are commonly called slum districts, and perhaps I am qualified to speak a little from that point of view with which the readers of this Journal are not so intimately acquainted, namely, the physical and moral deterioration which must ensue from the terrible conditions under which so many of our more unfortunate brethren are bound to live. Rev. F.H. Gillingham
The Braithwaite System being carried out by Messrs. Braithwaite & Co., Ltd., Engineers, West Bromwich. The walls are formed of pressed steel plates in box form, bolted together by turned-in flanges, and are lined with thick asbestos sheets secured in position by hard wood fillets screwed to the framing. The inner face of the steel is protected against rust by a bitumastic or other solution, and the other face is painted.