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Science and Building Exhibition

Nature volume 139, pages 318319 (20 February 1937) | Download Citation



THE Science and Building Exhibition which is to be held on March 1-25 at the Building Centre, 158 New Bond Street, London, W.I, is being arranged at the invitation of the Building Centre, by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. The object of the Exhibition is to illustrate the work being carried out by the various organizations controlled by the Department, or associated with it, of interest to the building industry. The exhibit provided by the Building Research Station will deal with such subjects as concrete, plastering materials, fire resistance, bituminous materials and building units for walls and roofs, an exhibit by the Fuel Research Station illustrates work on domestic heating. The Forest Products Research Laboratory is dealing with wood preservation, dry rot, resistance of timber to abrasion, timber seasoning and insect damage. Interesting exhibits are being shown by the National Physical Laboratory on illumination in buildings, acoustics and engineering investigations such as wind pressure on structures and mechanical tests on structural steels, etc. The exhibit by the Water Pollution Research Board and the Department's Chemical Research Laboratory deals with water softening, the removal of dissolved salts from water and contamination of water by lead. British marbles will be dealt with in an exhibit provided by the Geological Survey of Great Britain. The Industrial Research Council of the British Iron and Steel Federation will show models of steel-frame buildings intended for working-class flats, and the applications of foamed slag as an aggregate for lightweight concrete. An exhibit by the Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association deals with galvanizing and zinc coatings, and recent investigations on the frost-bursting of water pipes. The Cast Iron Research Association, the Paint Research Association and the Rubber Research Association will also be represented. Lectures have also been arranged to take place at 8 p.m. on March 3, 10, 17 and 24.

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