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Verulam

Draftsmen-how are they to be got? Mr A. J. H. Davison ’S letter in our issue of 15 August has aroused varied comment. Mr P. Nuttall of Ashford, Kent, agrees with Mr Davison, urging a return to the education and training of corporate structural engineers via the route formerly so common, i.e. from the drawing board and on through day release study: Mr Davison courageously points to one reason for the calamitous situation regarding draftsmen. There appear to be two distinct problems: one-the source of detail draftsmen-was, I believe, intended to be solved by the Engineering Technician scheme. What has happened? As to the other, I too have long been convinced that the profession took the wrong road in requiring graduate entry. Verulam