Author: Derrington, J A
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Derrington, J A
Bush Lane House is unique in this country in two respects: its external structure is stainless steel and water filled. The building lies immediately above the projected route of the London Transport Fleet Line on a site later to be used for the construction of the new underground. This paper traces the development of the design and touches on some of the more interesting aspects of the structure: the foundations, the design and analysis of the 1attice; the nature of the stainless steel and its fabrication; the water cooling system anda brief account of the erection of the lattice.
Lack of dissemination of information about the publication by BSI of new structural standards and amendments to those has been the subject of complaint to this column on more than one occasion. Mr. C. Osgerby raises the issue again and makes an ingenious
suggestion : You recently referred to an amendment to BS449 and in doing so highlighted the difficulty that engineers have in finding out if Codes and BS have recently been amended. The situation would seem to be that no one will accept the responsibility of informing (or of failing to inform) members of such amendments. I would like to suggest a possible solution.
The basic problem was to construct an underground car park 18.5 m deep in close proximity to the priceless historic buildings of the Palace of Westminster, including Westminster Hall the Houses of Commons and Big Ben Clock Tower. The problem was accentuated by the fact that there is no building over the car park and therefore the full effects of the free heave of the London clay will be realised.