Successful Methods Volume 1-2

Successful Methods Volume 1-2

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...heard from, it begins to look as though a profit of 15 per cent is considered the proper thing on a road job imder state auspices. Of the letters from the state engineers which appear in this and last month's issue of Sucoassrun Marnons, no fewer than twelve give that figure, and ten give a range of figures which includes 15 per cent. This last group is divided into those which say from 10 to 15 per cent, and those who are more liberal and say from 15 to 25 per cent. Then there is a group of six states which consider 20 per cent a fair profit, and this select company includes some pretty big and important commonwealths which are leaders in their respective sections of the country. Georgia, Nebraska, New York and Washington are four of the six and their advice is worth listening to in any discussion. Of course it is evident that no accurate figure can be reached, because one road job varies from another in character in much the same way that one man varies from another in disposition. No two are precisely alike. In addition, as some of the state engineers point out, contractors have different ways of figuring profits. Some include certain items of overhead which others leave out. It is impossible from the very nature of the work to get down to exact figures. Nevertheless an expression of opinion from more than three-quarters of the state engineers is well worth while. It shows what they think the contractor ought to take home with him after he has finished dealing with them, and inasmuch as some contractors have expressed the opinion that the average state engineer 9 doesnt care whether the contractor himself gets home alive, it is comforting to find that so many of the gentlemen in charge of the nation's great program are willing to...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823214
  • 9781236823212