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The CHAIRMAN said everyone in the room had very much enjoyed the description of the apparatus. He was quite sure a number of those present wanted to speak and ask questions. He had himself made a number of notes; he was afraid it would take the rest
of the evening if he attempted to go through them. He must say he had been very much impressed personally with the very useful work that was going on at the laboratory. He wasure the Institution of Structural Engineers would welcome the very kind invitation they had received from Dr. Stradling, and hoped that during the course of the early summer, or perhaps a little later, they would be able to arrange a visit for members to see over the laboratory. He was sure this would add very much to their own knowledge, and he hoped they would he able to contribute somewhat to the work which was going on under Dr. Stradling's care.
My real purpose here is to ask the Institution of Structural Engineers for help and when I have made clear what the work of the Building Research Station means-especially in its application to industry-I trust this help will be forthcoming.
Dr. R.E. Stradling
In the last article I drew the distinction between “ ferro-concrete couchant ” and "ferro concrete rampant.” This is a very important distinction, for it implies there are two Principal modes in which ferro-concrete mav find expression. The champions of theie diverse structural modes have separated themielves into two schools which at the present moment are warring with one another. Those who insist that ferro-concrete should be rampant on all occasions are apt to imagine that buildings in which this material is employed in an unsensational manner are lacking in modernity while, on the other hand, the conservatives who like ferro-concrete to be “ couchant ” regard with little favour any attempts to make a merely mechanical invention an excuse for stylistic novelties.
A. Trystan Edwards