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The attention of members is drawn to the item ‘Building Regulations’ that appears in Institution Notes on page 270. The following is the full text of the consultative paper issued by the Department of the Environment on which the views of the nstitution have been invited by 20 September. The Council wish to have observations from all members interested, not only on the proposals but whether, if private certification under the Building Regulations was introduced as outlined, they would themselves be available, at the request of the client, to become ‘the certifier’.
Surface transport systems are big users of land. The exclusive use of land for transport in urban areas can create large, sterile spaces and yet this land is potentially very valuable. The construction of the mass transit railway in Hong Kong has provided a number of opportunities for integrated development. This paper describes such a development at Tsuen Wan where a township of 20 000 people was established above the maintenance workshops and stabling yards of the mass transit railway. The initial planning concept is described and details are given of the design and construction of the main depot building and the residential tower blocks. In particular, details are given of the wind tunnel test carried out on the superstructure, and the structural analysis of the reinforced concrete shear wall structures of the residential blocks. John Burrows and David Croft John Burrows and David Croft
Clifford Evans, Senior Partner, Wallace Evans & Partners, Consulting Engineers (based in Penarth, South Wales, and with offices, also, in London, North Wales, Scotland, Jamaica, Hong Kong and the Middle East), will succeed Tom Akroyd as President of the Institution 1982-83. The changeover comes on Thursday 7 October 1982 when, at an Ordinary Meeting at 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London SWlX SBH, at 6pm, Mr Evans will give his Presidential Address ‘Structural engineering- what and whither?’. The full text will appear in The Structural Engineer, December 1982.