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James Dredge of Bath challenged conventional suspension bridge theory when, in the 1830s, he patented his concept of chains of reducing thickness and inclined hangers. Few examples of his work remain but, until recently, Northern Ireland had four bridges left out of an original batch of five. D. McQuillan
The Part 3 examination held in July 1972 was the last opportunity for a candidate with a HNC (Higher National Certificate equivalent to the current BTEC) background to aspire to chartered status using the normal route: from 1973 onwards a university degree became the essential academic qualification to gain exemption from the Institution’s Part 1 and 2 examinations. J.V. Bull
The paper describes the subsoils of Northern Ireland, the majority of which are of glacial origin. The formation of these glacial materials is outlined and geotechnical properties of typical subsoils are given. The significance of a knowledge of glacial geology to the practice of foundation engineering in Northern Ireland is stressed. Professor I.G. Doran