Engineers and Engineering Volume 35

Engineers and Engineering Volume 35

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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: ...the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Section, April 23, 1918, Hotel Adelphia, Philadelphia. ADDRESS By CHARLES T. MAIN PRESIDENT, AMERICAN SOCIETY or MECHANICAL ENGINEERS lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll There were first planned thirty-two cantonments, with the idea that the company formation contained one hundred and fifty men. Before work on the plans had proceeded very far, however, the orders were to change the company formation to two hundred and fifty men. After the plans were well along the number of cantonments was reduced from thirty-two to sixteen. It was estimated that each cantonment would cost about $6,000,000. After the work was nearly all done, many changes were ordered, which increased the cost to about $9,000,000. They thought, and I believe they were right, that they could not have let the contracts for that work, with its varying changes of character and scope, under any other system except_the emergency contract, which was cost plus a per cent. with a fixed outside sum. Before: the cantonments were completed this Division was given charge of all the other construction work on this side of the water, and the program now amounts to about $1,300,000,000. There are perhaps three hundred jobs, varying in size from a few thousand dollars to $45,000,000. One job was started for the Ordnance Department with an estimate of a few hundred thousand dollars. Before it had proceeded far, several hundred thousand square feet of floor space was added for the carriage department, and before it had proceeded much farther, orders were given to add a cantonment for five thousand troops. All of these changes required radical changes in the plans. In another case, .show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800087
  • 9781236800084