Proceedings Volume 11, No. 2

Proceedings Volume 11, No. 2

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... DISCUSSION. The report of the Committee on Buildings will be presented by the chairman, Mr. O. P. Chamberlain, of the Chicago & Illinois Western Railroad. Mr. O. P. Chamberlain, Chairman (Chicago & Illinois Western): --In considering the work outlined by the Board of Direction for the Committee on Buildings, your Committee considered that the revision of the Manual was the most important topic which it had under discussion. Consequently, considerable time and effort was devoted to the classification of the matter in the Manual, with the object of putting il in more orderly shape. There have been no radical changes made. In regard to the other topics, in connection with the second topic reported on, the use of reinforced concrete for coaling stations and storage bins, your Committee has seen fit to publish a few reproductions of photographs of this type of structure as information, without any recommendations for the Manual. With reference to topic No. 3, further investigation has been made of the oil house proposition, and we have two recommendations to present to the convention. Topic No. 4 is in very much the same condition as topic No. 2. I will say, however, that your Committee, and the Sub-Committee of which Mr. Coburn is chairman, have spent a great deal of time in the investigation of roof coverings and we have discovered how little we know about roof coverings. Mr. Coburn, particularly, has devoted a great deal of attention to this matter, and after he was called back to St. Louis last night he told me that he was not entirely satisfied with the result of the work of his Sub-Committee and hoped that the matter would be referred back to the Committee. We have conferred with the American Society for Testing Materials and we...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976525
  • 9781236976529