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As announced in the March 1971 issue of The Structural Engineer (page 112) the Council awarded the 1971 Drury Medal to Mr. Peter Ellis, an Associate-Memberaged 24. The design submitted by Mr. Ellis was for an elevated tank for supplying water to an exhibition site. As well as the Drury Medal, Mr. Ellis receives a premium of £100.
In the January issue of The Structural Engineer, p. 28, there was a report on the damage to a 7-storey office block in Belfast caused by a bomb attack. This report has been interpreted by some engineers as an indictment against permanent wood-wool formwork, which is unfortunate.
Mr. Parkhouse has presented a simple model to represent a cellular deck without intermediate diaphragms. The model has then been analysed for various loadings to determine the corresponding transverse distribution coefficients based on deflexion and moment. The loadings and deflexions have been represented as a sinusoidal series.