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Author's reply: I am grateful to Mr. Rajagopalan for his comments which bring out a number of important points which for reasons of brevity were not made in my paper.
Professional structural engineers will be grateful to Professor Kemp for his elegant generalization of Hillerborg’s strip-method to deal with concentrated loads. The moment-field throughout the slab is constructed by a meaningful distribution of shears. Design of slabs subjected to concentrated loads becomes thus possible by the strip-method.
Mr. A. J. Harris (F): May I open the discussion by applauding this document and the labours of Mr. Creasy and his Committee. It is an important document, and it is a sound one.