American Architect and Architecture Volume 25

American Architect and Architecture Volume 25

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...on which the architect and the builder can never agree when the settlement comes--and I think, as a former speaker stated, the builder wants to get his profit from the seller, and then to put another profit on afterwards. I think it should be distinctly laid down that the prime cost means the money actually paid to the merchant by the builder, and then his profit of 10 per cent or 15 per cent should be added to that amount. Local requirements should certainly be understood and defined care be taken to instruct the contractors to deposit their plans as early as possible--in fact, before they commence the work. I' hat vets over a great many difficulties; it gets over the difficulty with t e vestry or the district board-of-works with regard to drains, and it helps to solve some points of area lights, bui ding line, etc., and difficulties are then smoothed over by the earlier application to that oflicial. In the case of architectural drawings for any large work there is something to show, but with twenty or thirty or more pages of foolscap there is little to show, and the more or less neatly written pages cannot compare with several sheets of elaborately tinted drawings. _ Mn. V. H. ATKlN--BERRY, Associate.--I have been very glad indeed, Sir, to hear to-night this particular question of prime cost brought so prominently forward, because, as a young architect, I have experienced the greatest difficulty and embarrassment in dealing with this subject, and I think many others have experienced the same. I am glad to hear it so definitely expressed to-night that the specification is still to be regarded as the work of the architect, and not of the surveyor, for I, in my small experience, have had the opportunity of noticing that it has become...show more

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  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803264
  • 9781236803269