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In celebration of their Golden Jubilee in 1972173 members of the Lancashire and Cheshire Branch of the Institution generously endowed a Golden Jubilee Scholarship Fund. Grants amounting to some £400 are available every other year and offered to the member of the Branch who in the opinion of the Branch Committee can best make use of it for a study visit overseas to extend his skills as a structural engineer. The first scholarship in 1973 was awarded to Mr John Saunders who applied it to a study tour of Europe and reported upon his investigations into the structural use of asbestos cement.
Mr. T. N. W. Akroyd (F): I have listened with interest to Dr. Bate, and whilst it is customary at this beginning of term to extend the Christmas spirit of goodwill to our discussions, I regret tonight's discussion hardly allows room for the Christmas euphoria to continue. The theme of Dr. Bate's introduction is, that workmanship clauses in Codes of Practice and the usual site inspections of workmanship under those Codes are unsatisfactory. I noted with a certain grim satisfaction that Dr. Bate has suggested that the drafting of workmanship clauses is open to commercial, political and other pressures.
The authors have provided some interesting data on a serviceability failure of deep beams which should prove invaluable to research workers and Code Committees concerned with this difficult problem. It would, however, increase the value ofthe paper if rather fuller details of the reinforcement of the beams could be provided so that shortcomings in the design could be properly assessed.
R.Taylor, D. Campbell-Allen and R.G. Smith