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The recycling of structural materials has a long tradition, and many notable examples from the past stand today. A prime example is St. Albans Abbey. When the first Norman Abbott, Richard de Caen, demolished the 8th century Saxon Abbey in 1077 and commenced the building of a new one, it was to the ruins of the Roman city of Verulamium that he turned for some of the building materials. The red-brick tower is among the surviving Norman work which used the Roman materials.
Professor R. E Hobbs (F) (Imperial College)
I read the paper with great interest and followed the presentation with even greater interest. I have a couple of questions for the authors.
A study of previously reported investigations of the behaviour of reinforced concrete corners, reinforced with intersecting U-bars and subjected to moments causing tension on their inner faces, suggests that some of the more important parameters influencing their behaviour may not have received the attention they deserved.