Author: Wood, R H
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Wood, R H
Mr. D. J. Lee (F) : The development of Fort Regent as a leisure centre is a fascinating concept from the planning and architectural point of view. That Mr. Davies possesses a deep knowledge of the fort and its history is evident from reading the first part of the paper. So attractively is the information presented that there must be many members who will be stimulated to study at greater length the historical background of the project and the development of the plan. Much more information is available in his book on Fort Regent. (See page 309).
Fig 1. General view of the swimming pool building in the foreground with the adjacent gymnasium behind and assembly hall to the right
In the history of masonry bridges pride of place is usually given to the arches, with much discussion of their structural behaviour, but in fact the designers' greatest problems were always in the foundations and they also gave serious attention to the spandrels and the road. This paper is devoted to two methods of hollowing the spandrels which were introduced into British bridge building during the eighteenth century, both of which solved some problems of foundation and arch design as well as improving the spandrels. E.C. Ruddock