Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 24 (Google eBook)

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The Institution, 1865 - Civil engineering
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Page 120 - ... the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states, both for external and internal trade, as applied in the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts, canals, river navigation, and docks, for internal intercourse and exchange, and in the construction of ports, harbours, moles, breakwaters, and lighthouses, and in the art of navigation by artificial power for the purposes of commerce, and in the construction...
Page 129 - Memoirs and accounts of the Works and Inventions of any of the following Engineers : Sir Hugh Middelton ; Arthur Woolf ; Jonathan Hornblower ; Richard Trevithick ; William Murdoch (of Soho) ; and Alexander Nimmo.
Page 131 - Institution, shall be considered the property thereof, unless there shall have been some previous arrangement to the contrary, and the Council may publish the same in any way and at any time they may think proper. But should the Council refuse or delay the publication of such...
Page 131 - Council may publish the same, in any way and at any time they may think proper; but should the Council refuse, or delay the publication of such Paper beyond a reasonable time, the Author thereof shall have a right to copy the same, and to publish it as he may think fit, having previously given notice, in writing, to the Secretary of his intention. No person shall publish, or give his consent for the publication of any communication presented and belonging to the Institution, without the previous...
Page 287 - According to the system .which it was sought to improve, the London Main Sewers fell into the valley of the Thames, and most of them, passing under the low grounds on the margin of the river before they reached it, discharged their contents into that river at or about the level, and at the time of low water only. As the tide rose it closed the outlets, and ponded back the sewage flowing from the high grounds; this accumulated in the lowlying portions of the i-ewers, where it remained stagnant in...
Page 282 - Up to about the year 1815 it was penal to discharge sewage or other offensive matters into the sewers. Cesspools were regarded as the proper receptacles for house drainage, and sewers as the legitimate channels for carrying off surface waters only ; afterwards it became permissive, and in the year 1847 the first Act was obtained making it compulsory to drain houses into the streets.
Page 133 - ... of coal; noticing particularly those in which the greatest expedition is combined with the least amount of breakage of the coal ; and also accounts of the means of unshipping and measuring or weighing the coal, on its arrival in port.
Page 366 - Gin. or 3ft., or any other dimension that might be considered most suitable for lines of minimum traffic, there can be no question that a system of branch lines, costing two-thirds of the branches now ordinarily constructed, and worked and maintained at three-fourths of the expense of those branches, would be of decided benefit to Great Britain and Ireland, and would be most valuable in India and in the colonies; in fact, wherever there are people to travel, produce to be transported, or resources...
Page 291 - Taking, as before, a liberal margin beyond the results of actual measurements, provision has been made for one-half of the sewage to flow off within six hours of the day ; and thus the maximum quantity of sewage, likely hereafter to enter the sewers at various parts of the metropolis, has been arrived at.
Page 106 - Secretary returned thanks. The Ballot having been open more than an hour, the Scrutineers, after examining the papers, announced that the following gentlemen were duly elected to fill the several offices in the Council for the ensuing year : President, JAMES MEADOWS RENDEL.

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