Author: Plum, D R
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Plum, D R
Acronyms often make documents unreadable except by experts and can be deceptive. The
Construction Industry Council (CIC), of which the Institution is a member, is the prime and permanent overall body set up and controlled by the various self-governing institutions in the construction industry. On the other hand, the Construction Industry Standing Conference (CISC) originated as a temporary body (set up with partial Government funding in 1990) to put on paper a system of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) for application at all levels and in all branches of the construction industry. There are three other standing conferences in engineering - Engineering Services (ESSC), Engineering Manufacture (SCEM), and Extraction & Processing (SCEP).
Professor A. Bolton
Recommended foundation depths in shrinkable clays
In The Structural Engineer for 15 March, two correspondents challenged the feasibility of a proposal made by Mr G. A. H. Trollope (18 January) that the BRE-recommended
requirements for foundation depths should be changed to allow for possible long-term efsects of trees introduced within the presumed life of the building concerned. Mr R. E. Hedges of Greatstone, Romney Marsh, comes to the support of what Mr Trollope advocated:
It would seem to me that neither Mr Driscoll nor Mr Tari lives in this world, nor to have dealt with a good many people whose most valuable asset has become damaged by tree roots affecting the foundations of their home.
This paper sets out to describe the background to the design and construction of the new trainshed for Waterloo International, London’s gateway to Europe via the Channel Tunnel, and the first clear span terminus to be built in the capital since St Pancras in 1868.
A.J. Hunt, A.C. Jones. M. Otlet and D.I. Dexter