The Library of Factory Management Volume 1

The Library of Factory Management Volume 1

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... of the wall which extends underground, solid concrete is new standard. In case of single-story structures without wall or lintel beams, this serves as a foundation for the side-walls and is carried sufficiently above grade so that rainwater will not soak into the plane of junction. Ordinarily it is made wider, and the extra width is put on the outside to form a water-table. A little latitude also is given thereby in laying up the topping wall. Extra width may be necessary to insure stability, depending on the depth it is necessary to go in order to obtain a good foundation. This is an essential consideration, if the floor is below grade or plans call for a basement floor. In this case the wall below ground must be proportioned to sustain earth thrust. A thickness in inches equal to three-tenths the depth in inches below ground level roughly is required. That the basement shall be watertight also is an important feature. Concrete properly proportioned, mixed and placed, is sufficiently proof against seepage even under considerable pressure. Often, as an additional precaution, some waterproofing compound is added to the mixture, and it is always well, if the wall will be subjected to moisture constantly, to coat the outside with bitumen. In the extreme case, the enveloping of the entire basement wall and floor with a continuous waterproofing fabric or asphalt layer, suitable backed, may be necessary. Where the building is of the skeleton type--that is, one in Efliciency in construction details is here shown. Steel trackage (A) for trucks is set flush in the concrete loading platform of the dry kiln of the Western Electric Company's plant. Air-ducts (B) and adjusta ble wall brackets (C) are installed at the plant of the Androscoggin...
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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902629
  • 9781236902627