The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 4 (1926) > Issues > Issue 3 > Factors in the Development of Structural Practice
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Factors in the Development of Structural Practice

In our own times we have seen remarkable developments in structural practice, in fact we may reasonably affirm that in the present we have a period of great achievement in such matters. The nearness of these events, however, tends to hinder the right assessment of their actual value, producing in some an exaggerated notion of their slgnificance and in others an indifference to their great claims, and it is very important that we should know something of the manner in which great periods of development are prepared and finally spring to life; especially if we are to obtain undistorted views of the present and, possibly, some guidance as to the part which we may play in the preparation of other and yet greater achievements in the future, the nature of which can at present be foreshadowed only with difficulty and with hesitation. J. Leask Manson

Author(s): Manson, J Leask

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