Author: Anderson, I
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Mr P. J. Ayres (M)
I have three questions about the steelwork, first of all the connections. Who was responsible for all connection design and how did you control particularly the appearance of the connections? How much architectural involvement was there, including the pin connection?
Melvin Hurst, writing from Abu Dhabi, wonders whether the balance between research and teaching in universities is really in the best interest of a profession and writes:
In your editorial comment following Professor Jenkins’s contribution (5 December 1995) you invited opinions on the problems faced by academics when having to choose between research and teaching practical engineering themes.
It is easy to take the advantages of drugs available today almost for granted, but an enormous amount of effort is required to discover and develop a successful new drug. In fact, only something like one in 4000 new chemical entities synthesised and evaluated will become a marketable product. The scale of this research and development work, combined with growing concern about occupational safety and environmental protection, has increased the need for effective modem laboratory facilities.
M.A. Barrie and A. Jefcoat