The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 64 (1986) > Issues > Issue 8 > Book Reviews. Research and Development Requirements
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Book Reviews. Research and Development Requirements

One of the duties of the Institution ’S Science & Research Committee is to review and identify research needs in the field of structural engineering. As a means of performing these duties the committee decided to undertake a review of relevant papers prepared in the context of the report Long-term research and development requirements in civil engineering commissioned by the Science & Engineering Research Council and the Departments of the Environment and Transport and prepared by a Civil Engineering Task Force, under the chairmanship of Sir Alan Muir Wood, in August 1981. Members of the Science & Research Committee reviewed a selection of these background papers to assess their current relevance. The reviews were not undertaken by the authors of the papers, a task which is being undertaken in a separate review by the Institution of Civil Engineers. Mr Brian Simpson (F), Vice-chairman Science & Research Committee, prepared this statement. A list of the papers selected for the purposes of this review is appended. This paper summarises the views of the reviewers who were asked to examine whether the original background papers were still relevant as a source of information on current research needs.