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Desai, S B
I would like a better explanation of the jacking of the cable saddles on top of the bridge towers. The cable saddles are on sliding bearings and presumably were preset away from their final position deliberately, so that, when the cables were installed, the saddle would move into its direct location. Was the saddle jacking used to control this process or to actually induce stresses into new suspension cables?
Reinforcement Detailing to BS 8666 This has raised a barrage of further comment. Rob Walker, a detailer with long experience, writes from Milton Keynes: I am but a poor draughtsman but, after reading your recent column with letters from your members regarding this new BS, I felt I had to make comment. Whilst in principle I do agree with your writers, Mr Holloway’s comments regarding shape code 51 show that he does not have a very high opinion of the intelligence of detailers and perhaps he didn’t realise that the drawing in the code is only diagrammatic.
Britannia is a large North Sea gasfield. Its successful development was dependent on the project being executed within challenging budget controls. To promote this the project was carried out as an alliance between clients and contractors where rewards were dependent on total project cost and performance. The aim was to align client and contractor skills towards the common goals of creating safe and quality facilities, below cost targets, sharing the profits of success. C. Blow, M.A/ O'Donnell, R.M. Hodges and I. Wright