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In its advice to local authorities issued in April 1975 the Department of the Environment announced the setting up of a special sub-committee of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee under the Chairmanship of Mr. C. B. Stone, CBE, DSO (Past-President), to recommend criteria to be used in checking the adequacy of buildings containing high alumina cement concrete structural members, and to determine which categories of such buildings need not be appraised.
August 1974 saw the installation of the largest steel offshore structure built to date--'Highland One'. The paper describes the fabrication and construction of this structure and highlights the problems encountered.
L.W. Harrington, T.E. Kolz, J.Q. Rahtz and D. Tees
The shear lag phenomenon in steel box girder bridges is studied by means of the finite element method of analysis. Some of the results of this study provided background for the preparation of the Merrison shear lag rules, and the rules are discussed in the light of these results. Suggestions are then made on how the rules could be simplified for inclusion in a Code of Practice.
K.R. Moffatt and P.J. Dowling