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The purpose of this paper is to outline some users' problems and matters of concern with regard to timber trussed rafters in the United Kingdom at the present time, and to discuss points relating to design, materials, fabrication, handling and fixing, and durability.
Mr. W. K. E. Jones (Andrews, Kent & Stone): It is most important that NHBC should give the widest possible publicity to the sorts of problem outlined in this paper-especially among their members.
During the course of the discussion, Professor Harris stated that the elliptical arch ribs carrying the road over the Claerwen Dam were of prestressed stone. If it is not too unseemly to hoist the President with his own petard, I must comment, 'Not so!'