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Large multibin silo complexes can be designed to dimensions, anatomies, and configurations that give optimum economy. Foundation conditions have a marked influence on this. Generally, the best capital and working returns come from silos that have their bins arrayed in plan roughly square, rather than long and narrow. Civil engineering costs are then reduced too, and the facility lends itself to greater flexibility of operation. John Faber and D.J.A. Alsop
President’s diary The President hopes to join members at the meeting of the Newcomen Society to which they are invited on Wednesday 14 January when, at the Science Museum, London, at 6 pm, Mr John James is to present a paper ‘Early iron truss bridges to 1849’.
Ringing in the new With the New Year, it may not come amiss for this be-whiskered old philosopher (now feeling his age a little-after all, 2000 years is quite good going, and no doubt a great strain on the pension fund!) to change his style slightly, while continuing to ‘comment’ and ‘query’ as in previous years. Verulam