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Anniversary issue

This year is the fortieth anniversary of the endowment of our first chair in structural engineering (Professor Peter Morice) and effectively represents the creation of civil engineering as an independent department within the faculty of engineering and applied science at the University of Southampton. The department is organizing a number of events for the summer together with publication of a history of the department (one of Peters retirement projects).

The department is keen to contact as many graduates as possible (including both MSc and PhD graduates) and to hear from anyone who may be in possession of photos and other mementos of their time at Southampton. We would be very grateful if graduates could contact me at the address below.

Dr David Richards (G) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

djr@soton.ac.uk

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In response to recent correspondence from Kenneth Thomas (NCE 26 February), it should be noted that the 5th Edition amendments referred to are statutory requirements of the CDM Regulations and the Finance Act 1996. Because the 6th Edition was spawned from the 5th Edition it is not surprising that an amendment to accommodate statutory requirements for one edition could be used for the other with little additional effort. The next statutory requirement to be incorporated will be the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 where proposed amendments to Clause 66 will be identical in the 5th and 6th Editions.

CCSJC recognises that the 5th Edition is still widely used both in the UK and abroad. As stated in 1991, the CCSJC will not be supporting future developments nor will any amendments be provided for further statutory legislation if specifically required for the 5th Edition but not for later editions.

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