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Mr T. N. W. Akroyd, MScTech, LLB(Hons), CEng, FIStructE, Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister, is unique in the sense of being the first lawyer-and a barrister to boot-to be President of the Institution. He is, by education and training, an engineer and a lawyer and, by occupation, a consulting engineer and farmer. Taking office on 8 October next, Mr Akroyd will deliver his Presidential Address ‘Progressive collapse revisited (the problem of structural failure)’ at 6.00 pm that evening at the Institution, 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London SWlX 8BH.
Phil is a fictional friend who has eight wise sayings or maxims. These maxims are crystallisations of some of his career experiences, and I would like to tell you something about how they started.
Floor loadings for industrial buildings
Mr R. C. Hairsine queried (March 1981)the design load of 24 and 36 kN/m2, and we now publish some of the responses.