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The paper describes a simplified method of analysing cylindrical shells with a view to reducing numerical work to a minimum by using a set of design tables and solving only four boundary constants at a time.
Mr. G. Mould: When completed, the tower block at Guy’s Hospital will be an extraordinary building, not because it incorporates any sensational new structural concepts nor because it is a particularly bizarre piece of architecture. This is the first time that a 32 storey hospital has been produced in this country, and there are few abroad either. I have not tried to present a highly technical description of the structural design of a highrise building, but I have emphasized the structural engineer’s contribution, as part of a team, to meeting the accommodation requirements of a very wide crosssection of the medical profession, and at the same time meeting the physical requirements of the planning authorities.
Dr. D. Robak: As one closely connected with the design of the hangar, from the initial discussion with the user to the day of its final completion, I would like to enlarge on the reasons why the scheme described by Mr. Taylor was finally adopted.