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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.
BS 5502 covers the design of buildings and structures for use by the agricultural industry. It replaces BS 2053, first published in 1953, which recognised that the consequences of collapse of a farm building were not as serious as those from the collapse of an industrial building.
G.M. Rose and R.S. Burbage