Contractor Volume 19

Contractor Volume 19

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...have been 72 feet of forms, allowing two 12-foot sections being used each day. If this could have been done the gangs should have been increased, but the unit costs would no doubt have been decreased, for it would not have been necessary to have increased the crew 50 per cent, while the overhead charges would have been decreased per unit, effecting a saving on the entire job, and increasing the contractor's profit. ' The bricklayers were served with brick and mortar by hand. Men on the street loaded a small box with brick and these were let down into the trench by a man with a rope, mortar being let down in the same manner in buckets. Here was an excellent opportunity of systematizing the brick work, as the character of the construction did not vary. The brick could have been arranged in packets and let down into the trench, one empty packet being brought up as a full one was let down. The brick could have been arranged "work way" as it was placed on the packet. Thus time would have been saved the bricklayer and he could have done more work. Many waste motions are made in laying brick by the ordinary methods. The concrete was made of Crescent cement and sand and gravel. It was mixed in a Foote mixer, mounted on wheels. The mixer was run alongside of the trench with (Continued on Page 54.) Engineers' Estimates as T ey ect t e ontractor By P. R. Fletcher The United States government, the legislatures of all the states, the oflicers of every city, village and town, annually levy an appropriation to pay the expenses of running their respective governments for the suc In this article, which is condensed from a paper given before the convention of the Illinois Association of Municipal contractors, Mr. Fletcher touches...show more

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  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 930g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901886
  • 9781236901880