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This paper examines in general and critical terms the standards required and achievable in the rehabilitation of old buildings in the context of present political and economic policies. It looks at the requirements of Statutory Regulations, in particular those concerned with fire protection, thermal and acoustic insulation, and illustrates some of the problems in achieving acceptable standards by examining the requirements for a possible new system of lightweight concrete flooring which might be of use in rehabilitation work. Geoffrey Spyer
In this paper the author describes the development of a scheme to provide additional exhibition space at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London. The initial brief is discussed and the factors affecting the final design are illustrated. The special relationship between the engineer and architect is emphasised and attention is drawn to the particular construction problems encountered in alteration and rehabilitation schemes. Ralph L. Mills
With the new format of The Structural Engineer now into its second month, Professor A. Bolton offers some apt comments on its contents and the criticisms that these should be more lively and readable. He writes: At the Extraordinary General Meeting views were expressed that The Structural Engineer should be made brighter from a journalistic point of view and that papers should be published which were of interest to all our members rather than to a few with research interests in that particular topic. Verulam