Talk: Griffin and Nicholls incinerators and the REICo system
AboutJim Happ, retired Metallurgical Engineer will present his talk “A winning combination for garbage incinerators in the 1930s: Boadle furnaces and Griffin/Nicholls buildings”. Jim will share his study of the Reverberatory Incinerator and Engineering Company (REICo), and incinerator buildings designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Nicholls.
With fierce competition from other incinerator vendors, the combination of marketing skills by Leonard Kanevsky; the excellent thermal efficiency, sound engineering and construction techniques of the Boadle design; and the beauty of the architecture convinced numerous councils across Australia to choose the RIECo system for new incinerator installations. Jim will explore the key roles of Griffin and Nicholls in creating an industrial building of a unique design, that was a beautiful asset for numerous communities.
Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby Incinerator
2 Small Street, Willoughby New South Wales 2068