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Mr. Barron: The authors say that the terms of the contract should conveniently be those of a building contract which would be most appropriate for the much more costly superstructure. They actually used the RIBA conditions, more usually referred to as the JCT standard form. They could have also or alternatively used the ICE conditions modified for work with high architectural content. Did the JCT form prove to be as convenient as expected?
The large cooling towers being built today are quite exceptional structures being, in proportion, considerably thinner than an egg shell but approaching 200m in height and lOOm in diameter. Practice has outstripped both theory and research and there are wide national differences in approach. The relevant design parameters are reviewed, namely, wind pressure, including wind induced vibrations, thermal gradient, self-weight and moments in the shell. Comparative calculations were carried out varying the value of one parameter at a time and considering the effect on concrete and steel stresses. The influence of the modulus of elasticity used in calculations of thermal effects is discussed and illustrated.
M. Diver and A.C. Paterson
Mr. T. N. W. Akroyd continues the discussion of the engineer's responsibilities in law and the significance of the Lord's decision in Anns' case in a lively and informative way. He writes : Why do engineers write passionately in emotive language about matters
which need to be thought out carefully, logically and unemotionally? A rhetorical question, perhaps, resulting from the consumption of wine and Verulam in unequal quantities but due in particular to the letter from Mr. Tietz on the subject of Anns' case (August 1977).