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Correspondence on Foundations for Low-Rise Buildings by Mr. R.M.C. Driscoll, Mr. M.S. Crilly and Mr. A.P. Butcher

Mr D. A. Cook (M)/Mr P. McCombie (University of Bath) One of us attended the first presentation under this title, by Tomlinson, Driscoll & Burland (1978) as a member of the Institution, and participated in the ensuing discussion. This new contribution is appropriate to the changing circumstances of a drier climate and an increasing land scarcity leading to more construction on fill material. However, it is slightly disappointing to see that, after 17 years, the BRE still chooses to tackle one half of the problem only. The debate is about low-rise buildings, which are mainly in brick, and therefore for the most part we are talking about domestic houses.