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The paper reviews classic examples of historic bridge refurbishment and then considers some of the difficulties that are arising in the refurbishment of the postwar concrete and steel bridge stock. From this the needs for research and development on the assessment of deterioration and on the strength and durability of remedial works are identified. Some suggestions for bridge designers are made. Jonathan G.M. Wood
The Research Strategy Committee recently reported to the Building EDC and its report, A strategy for construction R&D published in December 1985, sets out recommendations for future requirements of the construction industry in the United Kingdom. This report has major implications for structural engineers and deserves close scrutiny, comment and support, to make research & development appropriate to the needs of the industry in the next 20 years. S.B. Tietz
The paper makes some observations and suggestions about developing an approach to conservation that includes the consideration of a building’s anatomy and structure. It describes the reconstruction of the Great Hall roof of Bedford School as an example of this approach. D. Sugden and C. Wymer