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Engineers are for ever complaining about their lack of status and the low regard in which society holds those whom we refer to as ‘engineers’. In our opinion, this means corporate and noncorporate members of one of the recognised bodies, such as the Structurals.
Mr M. D. Japes (Director of Engineering, British Waterways Board): Bearing in mind that the design and construction techniques were so innovative, if it was required to repeat the construction, are there any aspects that Mr Simpson would now change, either in the design or in the construction techniques?
Timber floor design
The design of timber construction is a subject that attracts a regular, but fairly infrequent, correspondence to this column. This month ’S contribution is from Mr W. Price of Cardiff who has some questions on the intentions of the new BS Code for timber design and their interpretation by local authorities. He writes:
I have recently had a timber floor design queried by Building Control with reference to the new timber Code BS5268: Part 2.