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Mr. Ferrington has reported to the Council that Mr. H. C. Toy, M.Sc., A.M.Inst.C.E., (Associate-Member), passed away on Dec. 13th. Mr. Toy was a valued member of the Midland Counties Branch Committee and has worked hard for the benefit of the Institution. He was a member of the Bridge Office Staff of the City of Birmingham Corporation. At the funeral Mr. V. H. Lawton, Vice-chairman of the Branch, attended a.s the representative of the Institution.
SIR,-Mr. Cocking's paper,"Some Notes on Modern Steel Frame Construction," is very timely now that structural work is developing rapidly, and soundness of design and practice is more than ever essential. One or two points of outstanding interest are raised by Mr. Cocking, and I venture to offer the following comments on the closing portion of the paper which deals with cases of bad structural design which are becoming standard practice.
(l) Ship Construction (and .Appendix I). (2) Boiler Construction. (3) Boiler and Ship Repairs. (4) Railways and Tramways. (5) Steel Structures (and Appendixes 2A, 2B and 2C). (6) Masts and Towers. (7) Reinforced Concrete Construction. (8) Pipe Line Construction. (9) Construction of Tanks and Gas Holders. (10) Fabricated Construction of Machines. (11) Miscellaneous Repairs. Appendix (1) Example of an all Electrically Welded Barge. (2A) Welded Construction in England, 1920/21. (2B) Welded Construction in Europe+ (2C) Welded Construction in U.S.A.+ (3A) Summary Results of Tests. (3B) A.W.P. Tests of Ducol Steel Joints. (3C) Note re Welding Tests. (4) Other relative papers and reports by the Author. Major James Caldwell