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Mr. K. F. Simm (of Freeman Fox & Partners) writes: ' The computer program described by the author greatly simplifies the analysis of reinforced concrete columns subject to bi-axial bending. It has been used in my office for some time and the data preparation is very much easier than the laborious hand calculation involved in Saville's method. '
As most of the piers of viaducts act as cantilevers for horizontal loads at top, requiring greater rigidity at base along longitudinal direction, a new type of structural element is suggested which is expected to serve as pier with reasonable efficiency. Rigidity at bottom is not much needed if piers act as a whole, being framed by top capping beam. S.K. Kundoo and B.B. Maiti
A message of congratulations and good wishes to the 13,000 members of the Institution from HRH Prince Philip, an Honorary Member, was read to the 400 guests who assembled at the Luncheon at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 20 March last to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Institution's formation in 1908. Among the many distinguished guests were Professor Pier Luigi Nervi and his wife who were making one of their rare visits to London for the occasion.