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CLARK, Robert McHalfie (Mac)

Born: 1906 05 02
Died: 1980 07 14

Structural Engineer


Born in Port Glasgow, Scotland. Clark imigrated to South Africa in 1948 and joined the Union Corporation as structural engineer. In 1955 he established his own consulting firm McHALFIE CLARK, THURSTON and COMPANY in Johannesburg. Amongst the notable design commissions were the steel framed constructions of the Iscor Head Offices in Pretoria and Newcastle (Natal) and the magnificent suspended steel structure of the Norwich Union Building in Pretoria. In 1956 he was appointed Director to the South African Institute of Steel Construction, a position he held until his retirement in 1976. He was instrumental in promoting a better understanding and acceptance of steel as structural medium throughout South Africa.

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing CLARK

HSRC. 1987. Dictionary of South African Biography Volume V. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pp 131-132