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At the time of the Annual Meeting of the Society in Buffalo in 1946, Committee D-18 on Soils for Engineering Purposes instructed its Symposium Committee to arrange for a symposium on the subject of “load tests” to be presented at the 1947 Annual Meeting. Pursuant to these instructions, the Symposium Committee communicated with approximately twenty engineering organizations believed to have had sufficient experience with such “load tests” to be able to supply factual data on load test procedures. This list included both public agencies and private engineering firms throughout the country, but it did not include national professional societies, as it was presumed that if any of these societies had accumulated such data these societies would naturally prefer to develop a report through an appropriate committee within their own organization.
Housel, W. S.
Associate Professor of Civil EngineeringResearch Consultant, University of MichiganMichigan State Highway Dept., Ann Arbor, Mich.