Author: Capper, P L
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Capper, P L
Mr. H. KAYLOR (Associate-Member) asked whether there was any special reason for deciding that the test load should be equal to the design load. He would have thought that 1 1/2 times, or at my rate some bigger load than the design load, would have been applied as a test.
Members of the Institution who were acquainted with Mr. C. F. Priestley, a former Member, will regret to learn that he died at Parramatta General Hospital, Australia,
on November 13th, 1952, after a heart seizure.
In the last twenty-five years large numbers of brick walls and piers have been tested at the Building Research Station. The results of these tests are examined in relation to the design recommendations given in Code of Practice CPIII (1948) “Structural Recommendations for Load-bearing Walls.” As a result, modifications are suggested which lead to a more reasonable distribution of load factor than that obtained by adopting the present Code recommendations.