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Text of a letter from the President of the Institution, Mr. D.A.G. Reid, CBE and
the Chairman of the Council of Engineering Institutions, Sir Robert Wynne-Edwards,
dated l2 May 1966:
For some months past the Council of this Institution, together with the Chairman and some members of the Council of Engineering Institutions, have been giving anxious consideration to matters associated with the building of the new County Hall for the County of Bedford. You will, we are sure, be familiar with the case.'
It is often found in the design of bridges, and sometimes in the design of floor slabs and beams for buildings, that the spans are of uniform section and symmetrically placed.
Mr. D. G. ,Alcock (Associate-Member) writes:-
‘The authors claim to present a unified approach for the determination of the degrees of freedom or indeterminacy of plane and space frames. In fact the claim is rather ambitious as it can only yield the degree of indeterminacy of a structure which is already known to be stable.'