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David Lazenby will succeed James Armstrong as President of the Institution 1990-91 at an Ordinary Meeting at Institution headquarters on 4 October. The handover ceremony begins at 6pm, when Mr Lazenby will deliver his Presidential Address ‘Whose Institution is it, anyway?’, the full text of which will be published in The Structural Engineer in November.
Potential for catastrophe in building alterations Mr P. S. Rhodes of Bangor, Northern Ireland, relates our correspondence on this topic (raised by Peter Mawer on 20 March, with subsequent contributions in our columns for 15 May and 19 June) to a previous article under his own authorship: I refer to The Structural Engineer of September 1974 (Vol. 52, No. 9), p332, the top four paras on the second column, and also to p333, second column and ‘Lessons for the future’. Verulam
U-frames are an available option used to brace the compression flanges of beams used in deck-type composite bridge decks and in halfthrough bridges. E. Jeffers