Ter aanvulling van die metodes waarvolgens beoordeel word of padwerke en verbeterings ekonomies geregverdig is, d.w.s. deur netto voordele met beraamde kapitaaluitleg in verband te bring, is 'n stel bedryfskostesyfers vir motorvoertuie onder Suid-Afrikaanse toestand bereken.
To investigate the use of engineering aides with the object of the better utilisation of engineering manpower, and to pay particular attention to the distribution of duties between engineers and engineering aides.
The final article in this series is by a chartered electrical engineer who has proved to be outstanding in the field of industrial management. As Chairman of the English Electric group of companies, Sir George Nelson has for long emphasized the importance of Britain's industry to her international prestige as well as to her economy. Here he sets out a few general ideas which he believes to be important for good management, emphasizing the value' of personal qualities, teamwork and human relations. Many will also be interested by his reference to the social responsibility of industrial firms and their managers to the communities around them.
The purpose of this paper is to outline briefly the philosophy of structural design as applied to buildings founded on heaving soils, to indicate the possible effects of such heaving and to summarize the known methods of offsetting or minimising the results of heave. Factors relating to the selection of a suitable type and degree of treatment and the cause and acceptable degree of differential settlement are mentioned.
The paper is of particular interest to the speaker as he claims a hand in originating it. Some years ago the Author informed the writer of his pipeline problems and investigations, and the writer suggested that Mr Osborn should prepare a paper on this subject for the Institution. The Author put a tremendous amount of work into the preparation of his paper. Some of the original matter dealing with the relevant theory of water hammer, which can be found in text books and in papers by Lupton, Parmakian and others, has been omitted, due to the Institution, on the score of cost, deciding not to publish information that is available elsewhere.