Author: Davies, C
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The speed with which memory fades is a fact of life that never ceases to surprise me. What follows is therefore a recollection that may or may not be wholly accurate! It now seems as though the Institution has always been constituted in its present form, but it is less than 9 years since a Development Plan was published (The Structural Engineer, June 1984) which fundamentally altered the form of the Institution. J.A. Waller
Whether or not one’s business survives depends on many factors. The extent of personal financial commitments will obviously be significant. This feature has been prepared without reference to fee income and concentrates on practical considerations. It is hoped that it may be of help to those contemplating setting up on their own. E.J. Graves
Historical background The City Corporation celebrated 1989 as the 800th year of the recorded Mayoralty, but it was not until the Great Fire of 1666 that they looked for ‘some skilful citizen, experienced in dealing with fires’ to help avoid a similar disaster. From this beginning, sprang the District Surveyor service for London and the City Offices of Surveyor, Engineer, and Architect. L.W.E. Groome