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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.
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.
Readers of The structural Engineer will perhaps recollect that there appeared in the 1925 issues of this journal a series of articles entitled "Great Engineers." In these chapters I devoted myself to an appreciation of the work achieved by some famous practicioners of the art of engineering.
A. Trystan Edawards