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The basic wind speed used for determining windloads for structural design is derived from continuous wind records from meteorological stations, adjusted as necessary to a
common basis. Values represent the 3 second gust speed at 10 m (30 ft) above ground in an open situation. There are therefore a variety of factors influencing the starting point, namely, the 'adjustment as necessary', the actual height above and the nature of the ground and openness of the situation. Wind tunnel measurements are no more pertinent since each tunnel exhibits its peculiar characteristics.
A comprehensive experimental investigation on the effects of natural winds on high-rise buildings is currently being undertaken at the University of Hong Kong.
S. Mackey, Pius K.L. Ko and Louis C.H. Lam
The first President of our Institution was installed in 1908. He was the Earl of Plymouth and held the Ministerial appointment of First Commissioner in HM Office of Works in the Government of that day. Broadly speaking, that Department was the political ancestor of the present-day Property Services Agency, which is now within the Department of the Environment. Since that far-off date there has been, so to speak,
something of a famine in representatives of central Government to hold the high office of President in our Institution. This is the first time that an engineer from central Government has been honoured in this way.