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The main features of the design and construction of a copper refinery tankhouse are described. A brief account is given of design and construction considerations in overcoming problems associated with a 65 m clear span roof arch subjected to a corrosive, acidic environment, situated in northern Ontario, Canada.
V. R. Dunham and R. M. Chalasani
The following note has been prepared by Mr. T. N. W. Akroyd, MScTech, LLB(Hons), CEng, FIStructE. MICE (Vice-President), who appeared as an expert witness for the London Borough of Merton when the claim was heard for damages and consequential loss arising from subsidence damage at the block of flats in South West London. In the event, as readers may recall, the parties settled the case out of Court. Mr. Akroyd's review emphasises again the responsibilities of the chartered structural engineer. They have always been onerous; recent cases have neither added to nor subtracted from them.
Mr. D. R. R. Dick (Past President): In 1940, when the Ministry of Works requisitioned Queen Anne's Mansions for the Admiralty, I was the structural engineer heading up the team resgonsible for maintenance in Central London. The maintenance surveyor asked me to go along there and give some guidance as to their structural soundness. I was therefore responsible for the figures that you quoted concerning floor loads and strengths-but I did not do them in kilonewtons!