A Course of Lectures on Engineering Contracts and Specificiations; Delivered to the Senior Students in the College of Engineering, University of Washington

A Course of Lectures on Engineering Contracts and Specificiations; Delivered to the Senior Students in the College of Engineering, University of Washington

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...manner in which they are made. They are often made out of pieces of sheet iron with bent or flanged edges, or sometimes with a curled edge. The idea in making the curl is to strengthen, or stiffen, it and to make it carry over a longer span. The one I generally use is simply corrugated, one that can be turned out by any manufactory of corrugated iron. It is cheap and stiff. In the matter of lighting, the paragraph which is given to that, is simply a practical statement. I do not know that there is any scientific way of getting at any particular amount of light for a building. Of course, years ago buildings were constructed very badly in this respect, and had comparatively little natural light so that on dark days, or early in the afternoon of short winter days, there would be practically no light at all. Now buildings are constructed sometimes so that the sides are nearly all windows. In this specification, "Details of Construction," are practically the same as given in a bridge specification, which is also true of "Workmanship." With reference to "Quality of Materials," I have already explained that, as regards steel, the specification covers soft medium steel for all main members. Wrought iron is covered because a great many rods and rivets used to be made of that material, where ordinarily soft steel is used now. It is possible to get all material of steel, now, that will answer every requirement. In the matter of painting, this specification is different from the ordinary bridge specification, owing to the fact that it calls for lead paint. In ordinary cases it is just as well to use ordinary lead paint of good quality, although red lead paint is very much better in some special cases. You will notice...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827503
  • 9781236827500