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It is an old saying that we learn more by our failures than from our successes, but, unfortunately, in this country engineers are prone to hide their failures, rather than to publish them so that their brethren may benefit. H.J. Deane
Sir Courtauld Thomson, chairman of the Limmer and Trinidad Lake Asphalt Company, in his speech at the annual general meeting in March, referred to the attention the company’s staff was paying to the problem of vibration, and the writers, who have worked in collaboration with the company’s staff, are now able to reproduce some results of experiments recently carried out. W.P. Digby and R.B. Fairthorne
Damp-proof casings and methods of providing against damp are matters which concern the structural engineer, if only in some stages of his task, and Messrs. F. T. Carson and F. V. Worthington, in the July issue of the “Bureau of Standards Journal of Research" have furnished much valuable data, which might well be used in the formulation of a standard specification. The work was carried out at the request of the National Lumber Manufacturers’ Association and 36 samples of building papers, consisting of asphalte-saturated, paraffin-saturated, laminated and asphslte treated and machine finished papers, were tested for weight, thickness, tensile-breaking strength, bursting strength, tearing resistance, water resistance and air-permeability.