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The Structural Engineer

A joint meeting of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the British Section of the Societe des Ingenieurs Civils de France was held at 11, Upper Belgrave Street, London, S.W.1, on Thursday, 12th November, 1953. Lt.-Colonel R. F. Galbraith, M.C., B.Sc., A.M.I.C.E., President of the Institution, was in the Chair.

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The Structural Engineer

During the last two decades considerable attention has been given to prestressed concrete, and these two words have become almost inseparable. Actually, prestressing is a physical principle which has been used for thousands of years, although it was not recognised as such, and this physical principle is not confined to concrete. Felix J. Samuely

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The Structural Engineer

FOR many years, jetties and other light piers were, by tradition, built in timber. This material, however, presents difficulties in maintenance, is subject to rot and prone to attack from the teredo which all contribute in shortening thc life of timber structures. Consequently it seemed reasonable to replace timber by ferro-concrete. L.P. Brice

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