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This paper describes the design of the new headquarters for Lloyd’s; the insurance market in the City of London.
P.R. Rice and J.A. Thornton
The paper discusses the structural survey, appraisal, and rehabilitation of a superb example of Victorian engineering architecture. It describes the phasing of a very extensive survey of one of the earliest framed structures and gives details of surveying such structural elements as cast-iron columns, beams, masonry jack-arch floors, timber piles, etc. The purpose of thesurvey was to establish the viability of refurbishment. Despite age, hard usage, neglect, bomb damage, and vandalisation, the survey found this robust structure was basically structurally healthy but badly needed
attention. Details of remedial measures are given and the proven success, of a trial run is described.
G. Parkinson and W.G. Curtin
The purpose of the article was to stimulate a serious technical examination of BS8llO’s
contents, and it is a pity that the normally unflappable Dr. Beeby has chosen to adopt a ‘debating’ style for his contribution. (His comments on the Campaign for Practical Codes of Practice require correction, although the article does not directly concern that Campaign-CPCP is not a campaign against the use of BS8110 [as he claims] but a campaign for the right of engineers to choose CP114 as an alternative if they prefer.) What follows is a response to the technical comments Dr. Beeby makes (numbered as in the original article).