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Most organisations that I have been involved with in the UK and abroad give a nominal life to all their major assets, e.g. buildings, earth retaining structures, bridges, and also heavy mechanical plant. In the case of immovable structures, annual maintenance budgets are allowed for, following regular routine inspections. The structures are then maintained to ensure the life expectancy is not jeopardised. For mechanical plant, the owner raises charges against works on which it is being utilised. When maintenance costs reach a prohibitive level, the plant is renewed with accumulated funds. Mr. M. Arshad
The handling processes involved in the disposal and treatment of the domestic waste produced in Greater London have been substantially transformed into an efficient and hygienic system over the past 2 decades. D.E. Palmer and R.A.B. Hall
David Lee, FEng, Chairman of G. Maunsell & Partners, consulting engineers, will succeed Alastair Paterson, FEng, as President of the Institution 1985-86 at an Ordinary Meeting at Institution headquarters on Thursday 3 October 1985. The handover ceremony begins at 6 pm when Mr Lee will give his Presidential Address, the full text of which will be published in The Structural Engineer in November 1985.