Brick and Clay Record; A Semi-Monthly Record of the World's Progress in Clayworking... Volume 43

Brick and Clay Record; A Semi-Monthly Record of the World's Progress in Clayworking... Volume 43

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...There is one correction in the specifications which will have to be made before the bids are open for letting these contracts this evening, which are to be carried out under the specifications, and that is this: that the time limit of these contracts is placed at five minutes and no one will be permitted to speak more than five minutes, but will be called down suddenly when the five minutes are up, and I am sure the contractors will abide by these specifications. (Appl8.Use.) But to proceed under the specifications: I think I may safely assume the office of assistant engineer to see that these contracts are carried out. I have a hobby and I would like to ride it some day. Now that hobby of mine is co-operation. I have already said our societies have been co-operating in the matter of specifications, i and Mr. Blair has said the manufacturers have been co-operating with these same societies in producing specifications, and I think the result is specifications that we can come pretty nearly accepting as a. whole. The brick manufacturers are learning new things, the engineers are learning new things and we are to improve them as time goes on. The paving brick manufacturer is a little bit disposed to think that when he has sold his product that is the end of it, but I am sure that a great many of you think that is not the right view--that the product should not be out of his oversight until it has been put into the pavement right. _, _ Now, that means co-operation between four classes of people. the manufacturer, contractor, engineer and inspector, and it is a pretty hard proposition that you are up against. It seems to me that the manufacturer can do one thing. You have one condition, I believe, that I want to use as an example and that more

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  • Paperback | 502 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 889g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844963
  • 9781236844965