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Mr J. M. Mawditt (M): The paper is to be commended for simplifying the design procedure associated with the use of the material stress -strain curves as required by clause 18.104.22.168. of CP 110.
Padstones in blockwork
Last month we had a query from Mr Cockerill regarding the stress that may be allowed under beams bearing onto blockwork. We have an answer to that query from Mr. B. A. Haseltine, thereby giving you the impression that we write this column only a few days before publication. (Actually, of course, we asked Mr. Haseltine for his opinion!)
I would not want your column to become solely a means of getting rulings on the words used in Codes of Practice, but I thought I might comment on the query from Mr Cockerill in the April issue. Mr Cockerill fears that, as Codes become more complicated and lengthy, there will be problems unless everything is spelt out exactly; however, when one looks into his question, the words are quite clear!
The President and Mrs Horne look forward to joining members of the Yorkshire Branch at their Annual Dinner and Dance on Friday 8 May 1981. Professor Horne will be taking the Chair at the Institution’s 1-day symposium in London on Tuesday 12 May, when the contents of the draft Code of Practice for low-rise housing will be reviewed.