Author: Edwards, A Trystan
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Edwards, A Trystan
Almost all periods of history have presented some examples of structures which have been erected to endure throughout centuries, and of other structures which have only been intended to last long enough to fulfil some specific temporary need, and to be demolished after that purpose has been fulfilled. At the present time the division of buildings into two classes of "temporary" and "permanent"is recognised in official bye-laws, and a certain standard of endurance is implied in the fact that Dangerous Structure Surveyors are appointed to protect the community from buildings of insecure character.
It is a melancholy task to have to record within the space of a short three months, the death of yet another Past President of the Institution of Structural Engineers,
again at the early age of fifty years.
On the completion of the reading of his paper the Author added some supplementary remarks. He first mentioned that he should have stated in his paper that his firm, to whom he had referred, was Messrs. J. Mitchell Moncrieff & Partners, of Westminster.