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Five tests on frame subassemblies have been conducted to study the behaviour of flange cleated connections made of fibre-reinforced-polymer section. Full-size beam-to-column members jointed by bolting and bonding were tested to failure. All members were made by the pultrusion process. A.J. Bass and J.T. Mottram
The recent explosion in the number of universities provides an opportune occasion to reflect briefly on the changes that have taken place in academia generally and in structural engineering at the University of Birmingham in particular. The accelerating pace of change has become especially marked in the last decade and this is well illustrated by the changes which have taken place within civil engineering at Birmingham. Not least among these changes was the transition in 1988 from a Department to a School when Civil Engineering became a budget centre responsible for all its own staff costs, for example, and the newly formed School manifestly displayed a financial accountability comparable with any large department within an industrial organisation. Professor B.P. Hughes and Professor L.A. Clark
I remember sitting on the Midland Counties Branch Committee some years ago when the subject of continuing professional development was first raised. The general reaction was an ‘Oh my God another imposition on the poor long-suffering engineer’ followed by ‘Surely anyone who wants to progress has to develop, and good professionals certainly make an effort to keep up to date’. Recently I read a letter in the NCE that made the second point yet again, and while I recognise that there is a deal of truth in the premise, it does miss the point. S.G. Evans