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During 1983 the British Property Federation published its manual entitled BPF system for building design und construction, a system of which members will be aware, if only in general terms. The following year saw the publication of the Form of Building Agreement, a document published jointly by BPF and the Association of Consultant Architects and based on the ACA Form of Building Agreement published earlier.
In presenting the report for discussion, the Chairman of the Review Committee, David Lazenby, noted with pleasure the large attendance, a good proportion of which consisted of Associate-Members, to whom he expressed a particu far welcome.
The Part 3 and Associate-Membership examinations 1985 proved, as usual, to be a real challenge to candidates. This report is made for the benefit of those who failed to clear the hurdle, and also for any candidates who may be considering first entry to either examination in the near future.
When I sat the Institution examination 25 years ago, I concentrated on the matter in hand and did not reflect on the future: to add corporate membership of such a distinguished Institution to one's credentials was sufficient objective in itself. It is therefore a memorable occasion for me to take up the duties of President on the Silver Jubilee of my becoming a corporate member. I am deeply conscious of the privilege of so doing and will exercise every effort to serve the interests of the Institution and its members in the year ahead.
Fuller’s construction, published in 1875, has been advocated since then us a method of analysing the stability of masonry arches. This paper highlights a weakness in the original method which does not appear to have been appreciated by other authors and which restricts its validity considerably. A technique is presented for making the method universally applicable.
Professor A. Jennings
Design of structural concrete
The arrival of the replacement for CP 110 in the form of BS 8110 will be an established fact by the time this comment appears. We have just received our copy and are pleased to note that, despite changes in BSI policy, this Code has retained the practice of listing the members of the Technical Committee responsible for its drafting.