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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.
This paper describes a practical training programme carried out by second-year students at the Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore, which involved the full-scale Construction of a reinforced concrete cantilever-roof grandstand. The objective of this project was to give students direct experience in civil engineering construction and to develop both technical and management skills, which would serve as a foundation for their formal courses in design and construction in the following years.
R. Hulse, M.K. Hurst and Professor W.H. Mosley
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.