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The authors: We would like to emphasize that as the paper describes work which was carried out over a long period, it is of necessity general and descriptive.
The President and Secretary represent the Institution on PCUE-President's Committee for the Urban Environment. Other Presidents and Secretaries serving on PCUE which meets from time to time as required, under the Chairmanship of Sir Hugh Wilson, a past President of the RIBA, are from the Institute of Building, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute, all professional bodies whose members are concerned in the creation and management of the manmade environment.
The paper describes in detail the structural solutions adopted in the design of the superstructures of major steel framed buildings constructed on an extremely exposed site. Particular reference is made to the design of a large three-dimensional structure at high level and to the resistance to wind forces provided by reinforced concrete floor slabs acting in conjunction with vertical braced steel frames and an internal reinforced concrete tower structure. The requirements governing the design of the superstructure frameworks are defined and brief particulars are given of a wind tunnel test associated with the high level three-dimensional structure.
J.E. Taylor, R.F. Ready and G.T. Williams