Louisiana Reports Volume 133

Louisiana Reports Volume 133

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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: ...the topping (that is to say, an inch thinner than as called for by the design), when liir. Shepard appeared; and the examination proceeds: "Q. What argument or discussion took place between you when you actually started to do this work? A. I was starting on the river, uptown, corner, and had poured a couple of panels. ' ' ' Of course, it was fresh. Shepard had brought his engineers there that evening, ' ' and he said, 'I want 8%, inches, according to the plan, and I want 71,5 inches, according to the plan.' I said, 'That allows the top; I am taking that off for the top.' He said, 'No you don't do nothing; if you don't do that, I will condemn the whole job, and I am going to run you off from it; take the job away from you.' I aid 'I will do it but I will make you, pay for it.' He said, 'Go ahead and make me. It appears natural enough that the discussion as to thickness of the concrete slabs should have taken place when the pouring of the slabs began, but there was no reason why, just at that moment, the contractor and the architect should have also entered into a dispute upon the question whether the topping should be put on before the setting of the concrete or afterwards; and in view of the testimony of Shepard, as given below, we are of opinion that Mr. Carey is mistaken in that respect. The concrete slabs were, however, made 71/; and 81/4 instead of 61/, and 7%, inches thick, as the contractor intended, and nothing more seems to have been said or heard of the matter until this litigation arose; there being no mention of it, so far as we now recall, in the somewhat voluminous correspondence in which the parties engaged. The claim which the contractors now set up is...show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945794
  • 9781236945792