Engineering & Contracting

Engineering & Contracting

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...of a sewer or the proper medical treatment of a typhoid patient. These propositions are self-evident to civil engineers, but it is apparent that they must make them plain to the public. What city offers a better place for engineers to conduct an educative campaign for highway improvement than Chicago, the city that is only half paved? A Low Cost of Engineering on a Million Dollar Road Project The building of 178 miles of roads for McClennan County, Texas, cost $1,075,000 for construction and engineering, of which $35,156, or about 4.6 per cent, was for engineering. This is slightly less than $200 per mile. There were 110 miles of gravel roads, 63 miles of macadam (waterbound) and 5 miles of concrete. The work was done by contract under the direction of the county engineer, Rollen J. Windrow, of Waco, Texas. The following are the itemized percentages of the total cost of the engineering: Per cent Preliminary surveys 0.28 Office expense 0.61 Transportation (including first cost of motor cars) 0.39 Field engineering and inspection on construction 2.04 Checking gravel and stone 0.85 County engineer's salary 0.41 Total engineering 4.58 The preliminary surveys, inclusive of making plans and estimates, involved surveying 20.3 miles of line, which was done at a cost of less than $15 a mile, inclusive of expense accounts. The salaries, however, were low, being only $90 a month for transitman, $75 for levelman and $50 for the other men. The office expense covered office supplies and the salaries of a bridge designer at $125, a chief clerk (who was an engineer) at $100, an assistant clerk (also an engineer) at $75 and a stenographer at $50. More than half a million tons of gravel and stone were used, and, as they were furnished by the county to the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,197g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898532
  • 9781236898531