I feel extraordinarily privileged to have been elected as President of Institution of Structural Engineers and to have been given the honour opportunity of addressing my fellow members on a subject that I feel special importance at this stage of our history, namely that of communication. It is important because, although our Institution promotes and, indeed, achieves excellence in structural engineering among its members, I fear we, on the whole, are much less good at communications than others
that several of the ills besetting our profession can be attributed to single fact.
Professor P.J. Dowling