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Bul'ding Research Division, National Research Council, Canada

Nature volume 159, page 598 (03 May 1947) | Download Citation



PROF. R. F. LEGGET, associate professor of civil engineering, municipal and structural division, University of Toronto, has been appointed head of the Division of Building Research under the National Research Council, Canada. The new Division of Building Research will work very closely with the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and will provide the required scientific data for an adequate programme in all fields of construction, including building materials, types of construction, lay-out, and all other essential features. Prof. Legget had extensive experience in construction engineering in Great Britain and on the Continent before going to Canada in 1929 to join the Construction Division of the Power Corporation of Canada. He later became a member of the staff of the University of Toronto. Born in Liverpool in 1904, he was trained at the University of Liverpool.

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