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Sir,-Being neither an expert nor an angel, I tread where angels fear.
The Structural Engineer is called upon from time to time to make a survey of a block of buildings that it is proposed to pull down to allow of rebuilding with a steel-framed structure. The greatest possible accuracy has to be observed, say to 1/4 inch in 100 ft. A 100 ft. standard steel tape must be used and before commencing it should be checked by the standard marked down on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square. The exact difference should be noted as well as the temperature. Professor Henry Adams
I feel that there is no apology needed for the subject matter of my paper, as, in view of the tendency to consider new methods and alternative processes, a wider study is being made of what I might term the preliminary factors of industry. Whilst preparing the draft of this paper I came across, in the columns of a professional journal, an earnest plea that the designer should "learn the trade practically so as to get into the mind of the client" and, further, that "he should impress upon the people for whom the building is being designed that planning 1s the essential." C.A. Harding