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The Structural Engineer

A new 5Om-long bridge of two spans carries a single railway and roadway across rail sidings in a reclaimed industrial area. Track and road are carried on an integral deck with running rail set flush with the roadway pavement. Composite steel and precast unit construction was used to achieve rapid implementation. Design and construction processes are described. N.L. Sadler and S.J. Matthews

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The Structural Engineer

Bill Ward retired from West Clamorgan County Council last year after 49 years’ service in local government, with the last few years as County Engineer. He is a well-respected member of the engineering community in South Wales and particularly in the IStructE Branch, of which he is a Past Chairman. This interview was conducted by Dr. Howard Wright at the 1988 Branch AGM and proved so successful that this transcript was requested. A certain amount of editing has been necessary, but Bill Ward kindly approved the text.

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The Structural Engineer

This paper describes the development of a lightweight composite flooring system suitable for use in domestic, lightly loaded office buildings and mezzanine floors. The use of this system may be in new build or renovation work, although it was originally conceived as a replacement to existing timber joist floors. H.D. Wright, H.R. Evans and C.A. Burt

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The Structural Engineer

Our perception of ourselves is, I believe, of vital importance to the status of the structural engineer, and should encompass our potential for greater influence and recognition within society. The need to challenge this perception of ourselves and our Institution is a stepping stone on which we must tread, to face some of the issues that lie before us as a profession. A.H. Stevens

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