The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 4 (1926) > Issues > Issue 4 > Discussion on Steelwork Specifications by S. Bylander
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Discussion on Steelwork Specifications by S. Bylander

MR. E. FIANDER ETCHELLS (Past President) proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Bylander for his paper. Dealing with the, question of floor loads, he said that Mr. Bylander's list was particularly interesting, because, to a very great extent, it was the average of the world's opinion. In every country there were extremists who took particular views on particular topics, but if one considered the whole of the recommendations of these various authorities, one would find that there was such a thing as a centre of gravity of instructed opinion as to what the loads might, be, and Mr. Bylander had got wonderfully near to that standard practice. Certainly the loads he had given would not suit all, but if each opinion were considered separately, and an average obtained, the list would be very much the same as that given in the paper. Therefore the author's figures might well be accepted.